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Richard A. (Dick)¯ Buchanan - June 30, 2016

Pamela Ann Campbell - June 28, 2016

Wilburt Eugene Rutter - June 16, 2016

Larry Stover - June 10, 2016

Harold Fullerton - No Services

Lester Wayne Douglas - April 24, 2016




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Neosha Marie Andrews

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Liza Jane Blosser / Jeanne Bruce / Melissa Ann Bushong

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Lula Mae Campbell / Randy Campbell / Errett E. Collins / Harry Alfred Cooper Jr. / Gail W. Cox /Cyrus J. Craig Sr

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James A. Dodd

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Goldie Faye Fouts

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Wade E. Gill

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Bonnie Lou Canter Hall / Lloyd E. Hartshorn Sr / Kenneth Andrew "Hoppy" Hoppstetter / Delmar L. Hoskins / Rick L. Humphrey / Evelyn L. Hurt

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Robert S Keeton Sr. / Leslie C. Koon Sr. / Clarice A. Kovach

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Paul Byron Lenigar / Eugene Lonberger

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Jerry Ray McKee / Douglas Miller, Sr. / Louise V. Morris

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Virginia Kay "Jenny" Pastol / Addison Clay Person

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Marion Junior Rutter Jr.

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Frances Sabo / Harold Shover / Jerry W. Snider / Betty Elaine Spears

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Lenora Thompson

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Rosemary Vincent

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Richard Warren / Kirk Whitmore

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Richard A. (Dick)¯ Buchanan

    Richard A. (Dick)¯ Buchanan, 76, of Trimble passed away June 24, 2016 at Ross Heart Center in Columbus.

    He was born November 17, 1939 in Murray City to Lee and Clarabelle Buchanan. He graduated from Murray City High School in 1957; served in the US Marine Corps; worked for ODOT in the Bureau of planning survey from 1959-1963; worked for Columbus Southern Ohio Electric Co. from 1963-1990; was appointed to the Trimble Township Wastewater Board in 1991 and elected president and CEO of the same in 1992. Member of the Trimble Masonic Lodge #557, member of Athens Chapter #15; member of Athens Council #39; member of Commandry # 15; member of Commandry Drill Team; member of Trimble Lions; member of the Murray City Depot Committee; and was Santa Claus for 50 years.

    Dick is survived by his wife of 26 years Charlotte E Buchanan; children Colette (Dave) Locke of Glouster, Bryan A. 'Pete'¯ (Mindy) Buchanan of Glouster; Christy (Greg Shaner) Six of Glouster, Kent (Norma) Fearns of Harker Heights,TX, and Tom (Cinda) Fearns of Nelsonville; son-in-law Joe McGee of Glouster; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Coletta Buchanan in 1991;daughter LeeAnn McGee; son Steven Kelly; and a son-in-law Robert L. Six.

    Funeral service will be held Thursday 11:00am at the Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville. Military graveside service will be conducted by the combined Color Guard. A potluck reception will be held at the Trimble Masonic Lodge following the funeral.

    Calling hours will be held Wednesday 3-6 at the Trimble Masonic Lodge #557. Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 6:00pm.

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Pamela Ann Campbell

    Pamela Ann Campbell, 49, of Lancaster, Ohio, formerly of Glouster, passed away June 19, 2016 at her residence.

    Pamela was born August 20, 1966 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Charles William and Nancy Drake.

    Surviving are her husband, Darwin E. Campbell of Lancaster; daughters, Megan A. (Aaron) Bowers of Lancaster and Katie M. Campbell of Lancaster; son, Tanner H. Campbell of Lancaster; father, Charles William Drake of Glouster; grandchildren, Paige N. and Anthony J. Bowers of Lancaster; and siblings, Cindy M. Drake of Glouster, Tim (Janie) Drake of Lancaster, Brian K. Drake of Glouster, David B. Drake of Groveport, Stacie L. (Randy) McCord of Glouster, and Heather Drake of Glouster.

    Pamela was preceded in death by her mother; brother, Paul Anthony; and mother-in-law, Treva Campbell.

    Funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, Ohio. Burial will be in Taylor Ridge Cemetery near Glouster.

    Calling Hours will be held Monday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Brown Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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Wilburt E. Rutter

    Wilburt Eugene Rutter, 66, of Jacksonville, Ohio passed away June 12, 2016 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

    Wilburt was born September 4, 1949 in Carbondale, Ohio to Lester "Hank" and Hershel Rutter. He was a member the Glouster Moose; and retired from Walmart distribution center.

    Surviving are his wife, Judy A. Rutter; son, Anthony (Debbie) Rutter of Jacksonville; daughters, Miranda (Bert) Sharrer of Jacksonville, Stacy (Eric) Griffith of Glouster, Loretta Rutter of Jacksonville, Lorena (Wayne) Hedges of Lancaster, and Melissa (Jason) Mesaros of Glouster; 29 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Terry (Mary) Rutter of Nelsonville, Mike Rutter of Roseville, Kenny Rutter of Chauncey, David Rutter of Jackson, Sam Coen of Athens, and Arthur Coen of Athens; sisters, Janet (Hersey) Potts of Stockpord, Linda Francisco of Albany, Carol (Tom) Arnott of Tuppers Plains, Melody Hook of The Plains, and Jill McKee of Largo, FL; mother-in-law, Judy Spears of Glouster; sisters-in-law, Barbara McKee of Nelsonville, Shelby Rutter of Corning, Carol (Kenny) Hoppstetter of Logan, Kathy Miller of Millfield, and Brenda Vess of Jacksonville; and brothers-in-law, Bob Spears, Ben Spears, George (Nancy) Spears, and Steve (Karon) Spears all of Glouster.

    Wilburt was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lester "Buck" Rutter, Leslie (Shirley) Rutter, Gearld Richard Rutter and Jack McKee; sister, Mary Lou Rutter; nephews, Brian and Hoppy Hoppstetter; father-in-law, Jim Spears; sister-in-law, Barb Spears; and brothers-in-law, Richard Potts, Jimmy Lee Spears, Tim Vess, Tommy Spears, and Doug Miller.

    Funeral services were held 7:00 pm Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Pastor Linda Berry officiating.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 3:00 pm to time of service.

    In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Brown Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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Larry Stover

    Larry Alvin Stover, 65, of Glouster, Ohio passed away June 7, 2016 at O'Bleness Hospital Athens, Ohio.

    Larry was born August 23, 1950 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Harry Everett and Dorothy Stover. He retired after 37 years from Metal Bestos in Logan; member of McDougal United Methodist Church; and was an avid hunter.

    Surviving are his wife, Simone Stover of Glouster; children, Wayne (Brenda) Stover of Newark, Bobbi Jo (James) Patterson of Haydenville, Angie Tudor, and Jason Coen; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, George (Gina) Stover of Shawnee; and sister, Leva Jones of Logan.

    Larry was preceded in death by his parents; sister, LaDonna McCorkhill; brothers, Charles Stover and Clarence Eugene Stover; and infant sister and infant brother Wilma Belle and Leroy Stover.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, June 10, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio.

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Harold Fullerton

    Harold Fullerton, 77, of New Lexington, Ohio passed away June 1, 2016 at Regency Manor, Columbus, Ohio.

    Harold was born February 23, 1939 in Bellefountaine, Ohio to Harold and Ladonna Fullerton.

    Surviving are his wife, Linda K. Fullerton of Murray City; children, Christopher (Barb) Fullerton of Rockbridge, Richard (Kathy) Fullerton, and Robert Fullerton of Fostoria, Ohio; step-children, Craig (Angie) Cook of Murray City and Mike (Emily) Cook of Murray City; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and mother-in-law, Elsie Cook of Murray City.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents.

    At Harold's request there were no calling hours or funeral.

    Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio.

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Lester Wayne Douglas

    Lester Wayne Douglas, 67, of Carbon Hill, Ohio passed away April 20, 2016 at his home.

    Lester was born September 7, 1948 in Pittsburg Hollow, Ohio to William Harold and Ilene Douglas. He was a 1966 graduate of Buchtel-York High School; member of the Logan Moose and the Sons of American Legion; and helped start, and worked for 13 years, the Ward Township Fire Department and was the past fire chief. Lester loved hunting, fishing, riding ATV's, playing poker, watching sports, cooking, and canning; and loved his grandkids and family with all of his heart.

    Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Iris Douglas of Carbon Hill; children, Amy (Troy Bauman) Mobley of Carbon Hill, Robbie (Lacey) Douglas of Carbon Hill, Lori (Casey) Nungester of Carbon Hill, Autumn (Adam) Carlson of Carbon Hill, and Summer (Eddie) Domino of Murray City; grandchildren, Brittni (Ryan Harris) Blair, Zachary (Jane'na) Talbert, Brycen Nungester, Ethan Douglas, Grace Sinnott, Drew Douglas, Kadin Domino, Grady Carlson, Ava Nungester, and Aubrey Domino; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Woolum, Chloe Talbert, and Gus Vaido; and sister, Brenda (James) Ballinger of Nelsonville.

    Lester was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Jesse Sinnott; in-laws, Johnny & Norma Wright; and brother-in-law, Roger Wright.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Rev. David Shoemaker and Pastor Dave Edgell officiating. Burial was in Carbon Hill Cemetery, Carbon Hill, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday from 2-8 pm at the funeral home, with Moose Service at 7:30 pm.

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Lenora Thompson

    Lenora Thompson, 82, of Glouster, Ohio passed away at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio.

    Lenora was born June 27, 1933 in Wrightstown, Ohio to Harvey and Sally Ball. She loved glass items at flea markets; enjoyed wildlife, camping, and travel.

    Surviving are her sons Ronald E (Kimberly) Thompson of Temperance, MI, Ricky A. (Suzanne) Thompson of Toledo, and Paul E. (Kimberly) Thompson of Florence, SC.; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, George (Virginia) Ball of Toledo; and her companion, Robert McCall of Murray City.

    Lenora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin H. Thompson; son, Roger Lee Thompson; brothers, Roy, Raymond, Delbert, Willard, Russell, and Howard Ball; and sisters, Thelma Ball, Nellie Smith, Dessie Neff and Eileen Dunlap.

    Funeral services were held 1:00pm Friday April 8, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating. Burial was in Glouster Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

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Lula Mae Campbell

    Lula Mae Campbell 91, of Glouster, Ohio passed away March 18, 2016 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

    Lula was born December 4, 1924 in Hunterdon, Ohio to Eldon and Louise Daughtery. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and the Glouster Senior Citizens Center.

    Surviving are her sons, Billy (Maxine) Campbell of Columbus, and Paul (Linda) Campbell of Hollister; daughters, Louise Wetzel of Athens, Loretta Sue (Jim) Short of Columbus, Carrie Bookman of Corning; 7 grandchildren; 1 step-grandson; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Delilah Cook of Murray City and Anna Lou (Jay) Chapman of Jacksonville; and half brother Jake Bommer of Warnock, Ohio; and friend Deborah Kruetel.

    Lula was preceded in death by her parents; and husband of 50 years, William A Campbell who passed away 1995; son Ronald Campbell; grandson Randy Campbell; great-grandson Skyler Sycks; sister Eileen Williams; and son-in-law William Wetzel.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. David Edgell officiating. Burial was in Hollister Cemetery, Hollister, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday, March 21, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funera home. There was an American Legion Auxillary Service Monday at 7 pm.

    The family suggests donations can be made to Brown Funeral Home to help pay for the funeral expenses.

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Richard Warren

    Richard Lee "Dick" Warren, 60, of Glouster, Ohio# passed away February 25, 2016 at Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Richard was born September 17, 1955 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Frank and Esther Warren. He was a US Army Veteran.

    Surviving are his special nephew and niece Jason and Melissa Mesaros; their three children, Kyrasten, Malerie "Best Friend" and Jason Jr. Mesaros of Glouster; brother Jim Warren of Carbon Hill; sisters, Sharon (Kenny) Mount of Carbon Hill, Joyce (Jim) Cozad of Logan, Mona (Bill) Robson of Columbus, and Kathy (Joe) Mesaros of Glouster; and several nieces and nephews.

    Richard was preceded in death by his parents; nephews, Timothy Mesaros, Timothy Cozad, and Tommy Mount; and niece Skylar Mesaros.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 PM Monday February 29, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Rev. David Edgell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio where Millitary Graveside services were conducted by the Combined Color Guard.

    Calling hours were observed from 10 am to 1 pm, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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Eugene Lonberger

    Eugene Earl Lonberger 94, of Nelsonville, Ohio, formerly of Jobs, Ohio passed away February 4, 2016 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

    Eugene was born December 5, 1921 in Jobs, Ohio to John and Rose Lonberger. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran having been involved in D-Day; life member of the American Legion Post #420 of Murray City; life member of the VFW of Nelsonville; member of the Amvets and the NRA; and retired from the Norfolk and Western Railroad after 36 years.

    Surviving are his sons, Bill Lonberger of Murray City and John (Judy) Lonberger of Glouster; daughters, Penny K. (Ronald) Peterson of Louisiana, Debbie J. (Bob) McKinney of Nelsonville, and Linda S. Drescher of Logan; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

    Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine Lonberger; siblings, Walt, Virgil, Johnny, Sis, and Gail; and daughter-in-law, Tonia Lonberger.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio with Military Graveside services being conducted by the Combined Color Guard.

    Calling hours were observed Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home, with an American Legion service at 7 PM conducted by American Legion Post #420.

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Douglas Miller Sr.

    In loving memory of Douglas Edwin Miller, Sr., 59 years old, passed away January 11, 2016 at Millfield, Ohio. He was born December 2, 1956.

    He is survived by his wife, Kathy Miller from Millfield; sons, Douglas and Nikki Miller from Athens, Jason Miller, George Miller and Gary Miller from Millfield; daughters, Cathy Miller from Glouster, Cindy Miller and Julie Miller from Millfield, and Patricia and Carl Puckett from Glouster; sister, John and Patricia South from Chillicothe; brother, Gary Miller from Florida; 21 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

    He was loved by his mother-in-law, Genevieve Spears; and his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and his very good friend Eugene Duncan from Trimble.

    Doug was preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Edith Miller from Millfield; brother, George Miller from Sugar Grove; father-in-law, Jim Spears; brother-in-law, Jimmy Spears; and nephews, Johnny South from Sugar Grove, Kenneth Hoppstetter and Brian Hoppstetter from New Straitsville.

    Funeral services were held at 1:30 pm Friday January 15, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, Ohio with Delbert Winegardner officiating. Burial was in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield, Ohio.

    Calling hours were held Thursday 2-4 & 6-8pm at the funeral home.

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Harry Alfred Cooper Jr.

    Harry Alfred Cooper Jr. 83, of Athens, Ohio passed away December 14, 2015 at Hickory Creek, The Plains, Ohio.

    Harry was born April 22, 1932 in Pataskala, Ohio to Harry A and Thelma Cooper. He was a Korean War Veteran; former member of the VFW and the Eagles in Jacksonville; and formerly worked at the Florentine Restaurant in Columbus.

    Surviving are sons, Allen, Clarence, Richard Cooper all of Columbus; daughter Lavonda Boyer of Columbus; 5 grandchildren; brother-in-law Edward Loudermilk Sr.; nephew Edward (Lela) Loudermilk Jr. of Millfield; nieces, Anita (Mike) Coffman and Penny Rapasky, Mary Richmond, and Robin (Richard) Harris all of Glouster; special friend Benny Bruce; and friends of Heritage Commons Apartments.

    Harry was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Loudermilk; and nephew Melvin Loudermilk.

    Funeral services were held 11:00 am Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio. Burial was in Concord Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ohio, where Military Graveside services were conducted by the Combined Color Guard.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Bonnie Lou Canter Hall

    Bonnie Lou Canter Hall, 69, of New Straitsville, Ohio passed away December 14, 2015 at Logan Health Care Center, Logan, Ohio.

    Bonnie was born September 6, 1946 in Murray City, Ohio to Harry and Ruth M. Canter. She was a member of both Murray City and New Straitsville United Methodist Churches, where she loved to serve the Lord. Bonnie retired from Rocky Boot Shoe Co. after 30+ years; loved to cook and was known for her peanut butter fudge. She enjoyed her nurses and aides at Logan Healthcare and the wonderful staff at FairHoPe Hospice.

    Bonnie was the loving mother to Michelle (Robert Lutz) Hall of Sugargrove; step-children, Melvin R. Hall of New Straitsville, Lisa (Tracy)Botts of Junction City; grandmother to Christopher C.J.¯(Kaylin Wellspring)Hall, Shelby Hall, Katie Hall, Dalton Hall all of New Straitsville; great grandmother to Jordan Hall and Landan Hall of New Straitsville, and Maddie Nestor; step-grandchildren, Malinda Fletcher and Shania Botts of Junction City; sister Catherine Canter of Murray City; brother Dale (Daisy) Canter of Hamden; and several nieces and nephews. Although she had many friends, there were two that were dear to her heart, Brenda Kasler of Nelsonville and Dianna Campbell of New Straitsville.

    Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, H.R. Hall, who passed away February 20, 2001: brother, Harry Canter Jr.; sisters, Willetta Summerfield, Wanda Self, and Marie Ball; and her twin, Beverly Sue Nungester.

    Funeral services were held Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Murray City, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Harold Shover

    Harold Glen Shover 76, of Glouster, Ohio passed away December 12, 2015 at his residence.

    Harold was born March 13, 1939 in Hebbardsville, Ohio to Denver and Marie Shover. He was a US Army Veteran; retired carpenter; attended Nelsonville Holiness Church; his hobbies were cracking black walnuts, which he shared with family and friends, gardening, cooking, baking, traveling, sightseeing, visiting nursing homes, woodworking, and listening to thunderstorms from his cabin on the hill with a tin roof; and most of all giving to others.

    Surviving are his wife, Mary L. Shover of Glouster, married December 31, 1960; sons, Steven R. (Sheila) Shover of Fort Ritchey, FL, Gerry L. Shover of Glouster, Michael G. Shover of Glouster, and Christopher A. Shover of Glouster; daughters, Teresa A (Dane) Witham of The Plains, and Melissa L. (Rev. Jason) Fisher of Nelsonville; 18 grandchildren, including Robert W. (Cassie) Dearth, stationed San Diego Naval Station and Clinton D. Dearth of The Plains, who was Harold's travel partner; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Slater of Glouster, and Janice Sutton of Glouster; and brothers, John (Linda) Shover of Philo, Ronnie (Sharon) Shover of Glouster, and Robert (Shirley) Shover of Corning.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brother Denver L. Shover; and sister Shirley Tucker.

    Funeral services were held 6:00 pm Friday December 18, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with his son, Steven R. Shover and son-in-law, Rev. Jason Fisher officiating. Military services were conducted following the funeral.

    Calling hours were observed Friday 2-6 pm at the funeral home.

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Addison Clay Person

    Addison Clay Person, 79, of New Straitsville, Ohio, passed away November 26, 2015 in Lancaster, Ohio.

    Addison was a 1954 graduate of Murray City High School; was self employed for most of his life and owned and operated Papa Tom's for 25+ years.

    There were no calling hours nor services per Addison's request.

    Under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio.

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Evelyn L. Hurt

    Evelyn L. Hurt, 85, of Carbon Hill, Ohio passed away November 17, 2015.

    Surviving is her son, Charles Dowler of Carbon Hill, Ohio.

    Arrangements are by the Brown Funeral Home 14040 Locust St. Murray City, Ohio.

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Rick L. Humphrey

    Rick L. Humphrey, 64, of Glouster, Ohio passed away November 13, 2015 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

    Rick was born April 5, 1951 in Athens, Ohio to Howard and June Humphrey. He was a 1969 graduate of Glouster High School; played football for Glouster High School; and was a heavy equipment operator.

    Surviving are his wife, Emily Humphrey of Glouster, whom he married October 13, 1973; son, Richard Humphrey of Glouster; grandson, Brandon Humphrey; grandaughter, Grace Humphrey; brother, Gary (Laverne) Humphrey of Glouster; sister, Emily (Steve) Toth of Glouster; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom (Cathy) Hand of Trimble and Richard (Susie) Love of Trimble; and several nieces and nephews.

    Rick was preceded in death by his parents.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Tuesday November 17, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, Ohio with Bruce Westfall officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral Home.

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Delmar L. Hoskins

    Delmar L. Hoskins 74, of Zaleski, Ohio passed away October 15, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio.

    Delmar was born November 1, 1940 in Murray City, Ohio to Harold and Leona Hoskins. He attended Murray City Schools and graduated from Nelsonville-York High School in 1958; was a Auto Body repairman.

    Surviving are his step-children, Donalyn (David) Smith of Ray, OH, Diana (Tim) Stevens of Londonderry, David (Tracy) Kuhn of Londonderry,and Daniel (Missy) Kuhn of Londonderry; several step-grandchildren including Brittney Smith of Ray, Ohio; nieces, Angela Davis and Andrea Conley both of Columbus; grand nephew Andrew of Columbus; grand niece Michelle (Jason) Greiner of Columbus; and grand-grand-nephew Riley J. Greiner.

    Delmar was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Howard Persey Kilgore; sister Adrain Lambert; and an infant brother.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Monday, October 19,2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Pastor Butch Cooper officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday, October 19, 2015 from 10:00 am to time of service at the funeral home.

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Virginia "Jenny" Pastol

    Virginia Kay "Jenny" Pastol, 55, of Jacksonville, Ohio passed away October 6, 2015 at her residence.

    Virginia was born September 7, 1960 in Athens, Ohio to Virgil and Leoma Collins. She loved her kids and grandkids.

    Surviving are her husband, Jerry Pastol; children, Travis Brown of Glouster, Sam Pastol of Jacksonville, James Brown of Glouster, Melissa (J.R.) Taylor of Point Pleasant, WV, T.J. (Amanda) Fisher of PA, and John Fisher of Ravenswood, WV; grandchildren, Emery, Ashlyn, Madysin, Emily, Averi, Mikalie, Seth, Gracie and Izael; siblings, Betty Lou Hudnell, Ronnie (Sally) Collins, Robert Collins, Rick Collins, Dave Collins, John (Sue) Collins, and Tom (Sharon) Collins; and special friend, Henry Holdcroft.

    Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; son, Sonnie Pastol; brothers, Larry Collins and Charles Love; and sister, Barbara Richards.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Saturday, October 10,2015 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11:00 till time of service.

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Jerry Snider

    Jerry Ward Snider, 75, of Logan, Ohio passed away October 1, 2015 at The Pickering House, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Jerry was born May 21, 1940 in Logan, Ohio. He loved hunting and fishing.

    Surviving are his son, Kevin Dickerson; daughter, Carrie (Dave) Blosser; brother, Hershel (Shirley) Snider; 6 grandchildren, including Zachary Blosser, Korey Blosser, Christina Blosser, and Hannah Blosser; ex-wife, Jean Snider; and many nieces and nephews.

    Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Charles Kenneth Snider; mother, Opal Irene Hoppsetter Hemrick; brother, Lee Snider; twin sons, Jerry & Terry Snider; and nephew, Jerry Snider.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Monday October 5, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Dean Snider officiating. Burial was in Carbon Hill Cemetery, Carbon Hill, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Louise V. Morris

    Louise V. Morris, 68, of Glouster, Ohio passed away September 8, 2015.

    There were no services.

    Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home 14040 Locust St. Murray City, Ohio.

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Lloyd E. Hartshorn Sr.

    Lloyd E. Hartshorn Sr., of Glouster, Ohio passed away August 26, 2015 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

    Lloyd was born February 4, 1947 in Logan, Ohio to Everett and Mildred Hartshorn. He served in the 82nd Airborne in the US Army; and was a member of the Jacksonville VFW.

    Surviving are his wife, Starla Tabler; daughters, Tonya (Shawn)Phillips of Buchtel, and Tanna Brett of Glouster; sons, Lloyd (Angela) Hartshorn Jr. of Mt Vernon, and Cory Hartshorn of Mt Vernon; mother, Mildred Hartshorn of South Perry; 23 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Tammy) Hartshorn of Galipolis; and sister, Jackie (Dewey) Bias of South Perry.

    Lloyd was preceded in death by his father; and sisters, Sandy Harr, Juanita Murphy, and Jayne Gerhart.

    No services were held.

    Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home in Murray City.

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Errett E. Collins

    Errett E. Collins, 87, of Columbus, passed away August 18,2015 at Kobacker House, Columbus, Ohio.

    Errett was born December 30, 1927 in Hollister, Ohio to Peter and Maude Collins. He was a member of the West Broad St. Missionary Chapel;loved his church family and his special friends at Ponderosa and in Glouster; and loved gardening, selling produce, and traveling.

    Surviving are his wife, Marian Collins; daughter, Betty (Randall)Dotterer of Grove City; granddaughter, Michelle (Perry Jr.) Tuttle of Hilliard.

    Errett was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Louis, Robert and Alvin; and sisters, Dorothy and Kate.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Thursday August 20, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Pastor Gary Brugger, Rev. Dewey King, and Rev. Nancy Ellers officiating. Burial was in Glouster Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday 12:00noon until time of service at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Marian Collins.

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Jerry Ray McKee Sr

    Jerry Ray McKee Sr., 66, of Somerset, Ohio passed away August 13, 2015 at his daughter's residence in Crooksville, Ohio.

    Jerry was born May 7, 1949 in Athens County, Ohio to Everett and Christie McKee.

    Surviving are his wife, Linda McKee; sons, Virgil Scott (Martha) McKee and Jerry Ray McKee II; daughter, Ruth Colleen (Anthony) Hill;grandchildren Alex, Christie, Cynthia, Hayle, Angel, Ryan, Lucas, Sonny, Jasmine McKee, Amista and Seth Hill; great-grandchild Phoenix Miron brother and sisters Frank and Barb McKee, Rodney and Alice McKee, Stella and Kieth Ricker, Joe and; Barb McKee, Paul and Cheryl McKee, Trudie and Gary Gardner, Lori McKee Graham; and a special friend Sonny Swank.

    Jerry was preceded in death by his mother and father Christie and Everett; brother named Wilbur, and a dear friend Raymond Dennis.

    Funeral services were held 3:30 pm Sunday August 16, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating.

    Calling hours were observed Sunday 12noon-3:30pm at the funeral home.

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Wade E. Gill

    Wade E. Gill, 78, went to be with his Lord, surrounded by his family on July 28, 2015 at his residence in Murray City, Ohio.

    Wade was born August 16, 1936 to John and Emmaline Gill. He was a life long Ford employee, working at many Ford garages as a Parts and Service Manager; member of the Church of Christ; past master of the Philadorian Masonic Lodge of Nelsonville; and presently a member of the Taramuthia Lodge 25 F & AM in Athens.

    Surviving are his daughter, Peggy Gill of Murray City; son, Duane (Valerie) Gill of Murray City; grandchildren, Brian (Kim) Withem of Murray City, Amanda (Chris) Robson of Murray City, and Sandy (Wib) Wallace of Nelsonville; great-grandchildren, Whitney (Brandon Black), Breigh (Jacob Blake), Brayden, Corey, Nicole, Christopher, Mya, Hunter, Addison, and Rylee; great-great-grandchildren, Kennedy and one on the way; sister, Mildred (David "Jack") Shuttleworth of Murray City; special friends, Kay Six, Scott Ledford, Eddie Richmond, Larry Mitchell, and Curt Johnson; and little dog, Harley.

    Wade was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Gill, who passed away September 28, 2005; sister, Ruth Grimes; and brothers, Harold, Ralph, Blain, and 2 infant brothers.

    Funeral services were held 11:00 am Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio. Burial was in Conner Cemetery, Buchtel, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Thursday after calling hours at 8:00 pm.

    The family wants to give a special thanks to Hospice.

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Jeanne Bruce

    Jeanne Belle Buchman Bruce, 67, of New Lexington, Ohio passed away May 21, 2015 at Fairfield Medical Center Lancaster, Ohio.

    Jeanne was born April 5, 1948 in Hollister, Ohio to Clarence E. and Dorothy M Buchman. She loved the outdoors; enjoyed fishing and crocheting; and loved her family and her grandchildren around her.

    Surviving are her husband, Sammy D. Bruce Sr. of Corning; loved by Alan Greenwood of New Lexington; children, Sammy D. (Lynn) Bruce Jr. of Andrews, S.C., Jana Lee Bruce of Athens, Beth Ann (Tony) Wilson of New Lexington, Dorothy Mae Young of Nelsonville, and Amy Lynn (Brad) Kirkpatrick of New Lexington; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Carol (Don) Easterling of Murray City, Robert (Dian) Buchman of Hollister, and Larry (Sue) Buchman of Hollister.

    Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Charles; sister and brother-in-law, Deanna and Bill Dotson; and brothers, Johnny and Michael Buchman.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio.

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Neosha Marie Andrews

    Neosha Marie Andrews, 31, of Glouster, Ohio passed away May 14, 2015 at her residence.

    Neosha was born August 14, 1983 in Athens, Ohio. She loved her kids and was a dedicated mother; and loved to fish and enjoyed playing softball.

    Surviving are her step-son, Ronald Franklin Maffin Jr.; children, Britney Stiers, Austin Michael Maffin, Mark Anthony Maffin, and Jessica Lynn Marie Maffin; special son, Carson X. Maffin; mother, Sandra Stalling; dad, Delbert Skinner Jr.; siblings, Toby Skinner, Jason Skinner, Patricia Harris, Amanda Andrews, Anthony Wayne Skinner, and Lindsey Brooke Andrews; fiancé, Ron Maffin; step-mother, Linda Skinner; step-father, David Stalling; several nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles; and special friend, Vicki Barnett.

    Neosha was preceded in death by her daughter, Amber Nichole Maffin; grandparents, Lawrence and Dorothy Andrews and Delbert and Naomi Ruth Skinner Sr.; and special grandpa Ernest Looney.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio. Burial was in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday, May 18, 2015 from 3-8 pm and Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 11 am to time of service.      

    The family requests donations be made to Brown Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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Cyrus J. Craig Sr

    Cyrus J. Craig Sr., 63, of Glouster, Ohio passed away May 11, 2015 at his residence.

    Cyrus was born February 2, 1952 in Millfield, Ohio to Robert Allen and Marjorie Craig. He was a member of the Cornerstone Harvist Church.

    Surviving are his wife, Sharon L. Craig of Glouster; mother, Marjorie Craig of Columbus; son, Cyrus J. Craig Jr.; 3 girls that he called daughters, Jamie (Daniel) Decore of Glouster, Sherry (Shannon) McKee of Canal Winchester, and Christina Rankin of Lancaster;  9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Barbara (Robert) Vachio of Grandville, Marjorie (Harry) Thompson of Columbus, Carol (Tim) Kelly of Columbus, and Pam Craig of Columbus;  brothers, Robert Craig of Columbus, Jack Craig of Columbus, and Douglas (Lori) Craig of Rausea, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.        

    Cyrus was preceded in death by his father; sister, Sharon Kairis; and brother, Charles Craig.           

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Linda Berry officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.  

    The family requests donations can be made to the funeral home to help with funeral costs.

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James A. Dodd

    James A. Dodd, 61, of Buchtel, Ohio passed away April 18, 2015 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, Ohio.

    James was born June 2, 1953 in Athens County, Ohio to James "Jake" Leroy and Lillian Dodd. He was a US Army Veteran; and a member of Hollister Conerstone Church.

    Surviving are his wife, Mildred Dodd; son, Joe Dodd of Buchtel; daughters, Lillian Sheets of The Plains and Annie Tennant of Worthington, WV; 7 grandchildren; and half-brother, Robert "Bobby" Dodd of Murray City.

    There were no Services.

    Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio

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Gail W. Cox

    Gail W. Cox, 79, of Murray City, Ohio passed away March 28, 2015 at Heartland of Fairfield Thornville, Ohio.

    Gail was born November 3, 1935 in Trimble, Ohio to Daniel and Lura Cox. He was a member of the Murray City Eagles.

    Surviving are his daughters, Kelly (Kevin) Gallagan of Logan, and Diana Bowen of Logan; son, Steven (Kim) Cox of Columbus;  grandchildren, Jaime Whitlatch, Madelyn Gallagan, and Codie Bowen; great-grandchild, Joey Whitfield; sisters, Clara Peach of Glouster, and Linda Dildine of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.        

    Gail was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances Sabo, who passed away October 29, 2014; and siblings, Estel Cox, Mary Cox Glisson, Henry Cox, Daisy Cox Conway, Zalma Cox Russell, Jimmy Cox and Tommy Cox.           

    Memorial services were held at 1:00 pm Saturday April 4, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Rodney Rogers officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday 11 am to 1 pm at the funeral home.    

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Betty Elaine Spears

    Betty Elaine Spears 85, of Corning, Ohio passed away March 23, 2015 at her residence.

    Betty was born Januray 25, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio to Frank William and Leona Mary Perry.

    Surviving are her children, Vicky (Ed) Sarver, Leona (Bob) Koon, Sinda Koon, Kay Rutter, Millie (David) Savage, John (Audrey) Spears, Herman (Leona) Schwalbach, Mary Davidson, Frank Schwalbach, Charles (Anna) Schwalbach, and Lorretta (Ennis) Meyer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Lenora "Petie" Gossett; and several nieces and nephews.

    Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wesley Spears; son, David Allen Spears; infant daughter Margarita; and sisters, Heilda Meyer and Loretta Perry.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.           

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Clarice A. Kovach

    Clarice A. Kovach, 89, of Glouster, Ohio passed away March 4, 2015 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

    Clarice was born September 16, 1925 in Perry County, Ohio to Thomas and Erma McCullough. She was a 1943 graduate of Hollister High School; member of the Three Star Senior Citizens in Glouster; and Member of the Eastern Star Thea Chapter #192.

    Surviving are her sons, Jerry Lee Kovach of Greens Run, and Ken Alan (Stephanie) Kovach of Baltimore; daughters, Andrea (Gerald) Six of Englewood and Barbara (Wayne) Lent of Trimble; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

    Clarice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew J. Kovach, who passed away February. 27, 2007; and brother, Donald McCullough.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Saturday March 7, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Eastern Star Memorial service was held Friday evening.

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Leslie C. Koon Sr.

    Leslie C. Koon Sr., 72, of Nelsonville, Ohio passed away February 16, 2015 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital Athens, Ohio.

    Leslie was born April 21, 1942 in Glouster, Ohio to John Andrews and Edna Koon.

    Surviving are his daughters, Christina M. Koon of Nelsonville, Crystal D. Balch of Guysville, Stacy Koon of Nelsonville and Shirley Thompson of Glouster; sons, Leslie Koon Jr. of Athens, Brett Koon of Nelsonville, Andrew Koon of The Plains, Steven Koon of Nelsonville, Ryan Koon of Nelsonville, Mark Handa Jr. of The Plains, and James Koon of Athens; 9 grandsons; 4 granddaughters; brother and sisters, Allen Duncan, Janice Tompkins, Delores Koon, and Audry Bobo; and a special friends, Tammy Balch and Tim Nordyke, both of The Plains.

    Leslie was preceded in death by his parents; 2 infant grandchildren; his uncle and aunt, whom raised him, Howard and Miscal Koon; and an uncle and aunt, Hank and Hershel Rutter.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 PM Monday February 23, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City. Calling hours were observed Sunday from 3-7 PM at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Brown Funeral Home

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Liza Jane Blosser

    Liza Jane Blosser 77, of Millfield, Ohio passed away January 28, 2015 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

    Liza was born August 30, 1937 in Morgan County, Ohio to Elmer and Ethyl May Rutter.

    Surviving are her children, Fred Kasler of Millfield and Bonnie (Scott Alfman) Bolyard; and grandchildren, Annie (George McGrath) White of Nelsonville, Misty Giffen and Jeff Giffen of New Straitsville, Tommy Ruff, Joey Kasler, and Teresa Kasler.

    Liza was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Leonard Kasler, who passed away March 10, 1996; second husband, Walter Blosser; and sons, Carl Eugene Kasler, who passed November 2013 and Thomas Lee Kasler.

    Funeral services were held at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Mike Thomas officiating. Burial was in Community Gardens Cemetery, New Lexington, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 10:00 am till time of service.

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Marion Junior Rutter Jr.

    Marion Junior Rutter, Jr. 79, of Glouster, Ohio passed away January 15, 2015 at his residence.

    Marion was born November 5, 1935 to Marion Rutter Sr. and Jessie Rutter. He was a member of the Red Town Church.

    Surviving are his sisters, Alice E. (William) Wise of Rutland, Maxine L. Hammon of Glouster, Bonnie M. (Dave) Conner of Glouster, Freda A. Hammon of Glouster, and Linda L. Hammon of Glouster; and several nieces and nephews.      

    Marion was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fred Rutter; and sister, Mary Stewart.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Alice Wise officiating. Burial was in Glouster Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral home.       

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Robert S Keeton Sr.

    Robert S Keeton Sr. 46, of Murray City, Ohio passed away January 14, 2015 at East Ohio Regional Hospital Martins Ferry, Ohio.

    Robert was born February 25, 1968 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Floyd Jr. and Ida Keeton. He worked for the Asplundh Company.

    Surviving are his son, Robert (Lindsey Bishop) Keeton Jr. of Nelsonville; grandson, Hunter A. Bishop of Nelsonville; brother, Jerry (Sherrie) Garza of Nelsonville; sister, Stacy (Steve) Sorrell of Murray City; aunts, Charlotte McDonald of Murray City, and Varonia Levy of Glenwood, MD; and uncle, Tim McDonald of Murray City.

    Robert was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Bonnie Keeton; and brother, Mike Keeton.

    Calling hours at Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio were held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday, January 23, 2015.

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Goldie Faye Fouts

    Goldie Faye Fouts, 86, of London, Ohio passed away December 26, 2014 at Madison County Hospital, London, Ohio.

    Goldie was born April 14, 1928 in Athens County, Ohio to Worthy D. and Lillian B. Roberts. She attended the Columbus Cathedral.

    Surviving are her daughter, Sharon K. Curtis of London; son, Robert Harold Fouts of Gahanna; grandchildren, Kimberly Curtis of London and Michael Fouts of Columbus; granddaughter-in-law, Donna Curtis of Canal Winchester; great-grandchildren, Cody, Chray, Brandon, Joey, Madison, Aaron, Harley, Hailey, Gabe, and Gracie; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Kyleigh, Lana, Landon, and Camden; sister, Margaret Roberts of Glouster; sisters-in-law, Marge Roberts of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Elaine Weber of Jefferson, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

    Goldie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Harold Fouts, who passed away in March 24, 2013; grandson, Kevin E. Curtis; brother, Doster Roberts; sisters, Estella Inman, Annabelle Marks, Marie McClellan, Eleanore Alexander, and Viola Rowlins; and 3 infant siblings.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Friday January 2, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday from 2-5 pm at the funeral home.

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Rosemary Vincent

    Rosemary Vincent, 58, of McConnellsville, Ohio passed away December 24, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    Rosemary was born December 5, 1956 in McConnellsville, Ohio to Sheldon and Juanita Vincent.

    Surviving are her son, Charlie Byers; daughter, Juanita Baker; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Danny Vincent and Mike Vincent; and sisters, Goldie Herbst, Dorothy Vincent, and Sandy Hanes.        

    Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David Vincent.        

    Calling hours were observed Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 1-2 pm at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio.

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Paul Byron Lenigar

    Paul Byron Lenigar, 54, of Glouster, Ohio passed away December 24, 2014 at his residence.

    Paul was born May 30, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio to Walter and Delma Lenigar. He was in the Army National Guard; obtained an Associates degree at Hocking College; and owner of Paul's Fine Foods in Athens.

    Surviving are his wife, Patricia Lenigar of Glouster; children, Shonda (Dave) Walker of Nelsonville, Stephanie (Carl) McCown of Glouster, Carrie (Ren) Lenigar of Dayton, Shonata (Josh) Holbrook of Trimble, and Byron (Ciara) Lenigar of Glouster; step-children, Renee (Brian) McKee of Glouster, Jessica (Brad) Larsen, Zoath (Sarah) Monroe of Athens, and Latoria Presnell; 26 grandchildren; sisters, Mildred (Denzil) Roberts of Middleport and Barbara Wogan of Athens; brothers, Christopher Lenigar of Columbus and Steve (Evelyn) Lenigar of Pomroy, Walter Thomas (Paula) Lenigar of Springfield, James (Jackie )Lenigar-Conley of Athens, and Timothy (Winiford Marks) Lenigar of Pomeroy; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Velma Lenigar.

    Paul was preceded in death by his parents; two children at birth; grandson, Charles Gregory Lenigar; and granddaughter, Alyssa Jane Holbrook.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio with Rev. Elijah Brooks officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Glouster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday, December 29, 2014 from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Kenneth Andrew "Hoppy" Hoppstetter

    Kenneth Andrew "Hoppy" Hoppstetter, 37, of New Straitsville, Ohio passed away December 22, 2014 at his residence.

    Kenneth was born January 8, 1977 in Athens, Ohio to Kenneth and Carol Hoppstetter. He enjoyed fishing, driving his four wheeler and tractors through the woods, and junking.

    Surviving are his mother and father, Kenneth and Carol Hoppstetter; children, Joshua and Felisha Hoppstetter and Randel Perrin; brothers, Benjamin Hoppstetter and John DeCoursey; sisters, Valerie (Jeremy) Banik, Sabrina (Chris) Bishop, Garnet and Holly DeCoursey, and Amy and Terry Canter; grandmother, Genevieve "Judy" Spears; and nieces and nephews, Sierra, Justin, Jada Banik, Kylie, Kristen, Chase Bishop, Chase and Payton Morris, and Abbi and Jessie Canter.

    Kenneth was preceded in death by his brother, Brian Keith Hoppstetter; grandfather, Jimmy A.H. Spears; and grandparents, William "Pat" and Betty Misner.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home Murray City, Ohio with Benjamin Lowder officiating. Burial was in Hilltop Cemetery, Millifield, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Sunday, December 28, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.           

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Melissa Ann Bushong

    Melissa Ann Bushong 40, of Glouster, Ohio passed away December 14, 2014 at her residence.

    Melissa was born December 4, 1974 in Pinellas, Florida to Claude Earl and Sharon Louise Drummond.

    Surviving are her father, Claude Earl (Billie) Drummond of Trimble; mother, Sharon L. Wiggons; children, Destany and Steven Hattery of Glouster; grandmother, Erma Ackerman Williams; brothers, Shawn (Becky) Cupler of Athens and Cheyene Drummond of Columbus; sisters, Heaven, Megan, Kylynn, and Jennifer; and several nieces and nephews.

    There were no services

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Kirk Whitmore

    Kirk Douglas Whitmore, 49, of Chillicothe, Ohio, formerly of Murray City and Buchtel, passed away November 23, 2014 at Grant Medical Center from complications of Moyamoya Disease.

    Kirk was born December 25, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio. He was a 1983 graduate of Nelsonville-York High School; an Army Veteran; and worked at Wal-Mart in Waverly, OH.

    Surviving are his mother and step-father, Alberta (Bob) Vasko; sister, Kathi (Ray Guisinger) Whitmore; brothers, Kenny (Alicia Horn) Whitmore Jr., Kevin (Pam Larabee) Whitmore, Kerry (Misty Carsey) Whitmore, Kris (Sheila Whitlatch) Whitmore, Korey (Danielle) Whitmore, and Ryan (Tiffany Flowers) Smith; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and good friends, Phil and Dave.

    Kirk was preceded in death by his father, Kenny Whitmore Sr.; and grandparents, Eddie Whitmore, Adrienne Shelton, Victor L. Wetzel, and Erma Mills.

    Memorial services were held Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio, with Fr. Christopher Foxhoven officiating.

    Calling Hours were Saturday from 12-2 pm at the funeral home.

    The family would like to thank Dr. Stewart and all the staff at Grant Medical Center.

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Frances Sabo

    Frances Ruth Sabo 73, of Murray City, Ohio passed away October 29, 2014, at her residence.

    Frances was born January 6, 1941 in Murray City Ohio to Louis and Elizabeth Sabo. She was a 1959 graduate of Murray City High School where she received awards for scholastic achievement; formerly worked at Goodyear in Logan, was a deli supervisor at Publix grocery store in North Fort Myers, FL; worked and retired from Ohio University food service; member of the Murray City Alumni Planning Committee; known as one of the Murray City "Golden Girls" and appeared in many of the area parades.

    Surviving are her husband, Gail W. Cox, who she married in 1987; brother, Theodore "Ted" Sabo of Athens; sister-in-law, Wanda Sabo of Nelsonville; nieces and nephews, Jackie Duffy of Nelsonville, David (Pamela) Duffy of Logan, Cheryl (Don) Skinner of Athens, Randy Sabo of Guysville, Cindy White of The Plains, Mark (Cindy) Sabo Zanesville, Keith Sabo of Shade, Cathy Ward, and Jennifer of Reynoldsburg. great nieces and nephews, Kevin Storkan of California, Ryan Duffy, Bradley Skinner, Sonya Sexton, and Jill Sabo-Toth; step-children Kelly Gallagan, Diane Bowen and Steve Cox.; her dog-Susie; and best friend Avis "Meechy" Yates (the last of the Murray City "Golden Girls").      

    Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Louis & Elizabeth "Betty" Sabo; sister, Betty Jane Duffy; brothers, Luke Sabo & Joseph Sabo; sisters-in-law, Thelma Sabo and Matilda Sabo; and great-niece, Jesica Storkan.        

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Saturday November 8, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio. A memorial pot luck was held in Murray City after the services. All friends and family were welcome to celebrate the life of this beloved lady.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home.             

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Randy Campbell

    Randy Campbell, 44, of Athens, Ohio passed away September 13, 2014.

    Survivoring are his life partner, Priscilla Misner; sons, Addam Dexter and Cody Campbell; mother, Iva Louise Wetzel; sister, Mary Wetzel; grandmother, Lula Campbell; and 2 nieces.

    A Memorial service was held at 6:00 PM Saturday September 19, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed from 5-6 PM at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Brown Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

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