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Keith E. Vorhees - March 4, 2015

Janet S. Davis - March 3, 2015

Linda Diane Burns - March 2, 2015

James "Jim" Reinshell - February 28, 2015

John  L Murphy Sr. - February 27, 2015




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Jana L. Baker / Lester I. Bell / Randy Blackburn / Michael S. Brierley / Harry F. Burgess

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William Caldwell / Elta M. Collins / Frances E. Cox

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Ricky Eugene Davis / Carol Deible / Ray Robert Dollison

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George F. Edwards

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Lawrence Flowers

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James Robert Geil

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Carl Lawrence “Larry” Haislep / Billy Lee Hamby / Rev. Scott L. Huffines / Sally J. Justice Huffman / Richard L Huston

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Edward Alquin Kessler / William H. Kessler

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Bertha Lee Ledford / Janice Jeanette Ledford

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Jesse R. Martin / Shirley D. Mathena / Harry T. Matheny / Charles Howard Mathias, Jr. / E. Anne Wolfe McKinley

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Gary Lee Nelson Jr.

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Rosalie F. Odom

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Robert L. Polliard

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John F. Raymond Sr. / Roger E. Redmon / Joan D. Rempel / Helen Marie Rittgers / Mary Robinson

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Donald Edwin Sanders / Neil F. Shaw / Autumn Marie Smith / William L. Smith / Cynthia M. Sowers /

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Donald R. Tufts

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Christopher Ryan (Kinnison) VanFossen

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Alice Pauline Wahl / Michael Wayne "Willy" Warthman / Jason T. West, Sr / Donald "Doc" Wray / Pauline Mae Wyskiver

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Janet S. Davis

    Janet S. Davis, 80, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Carlin House in Logan with her husband at her bedside. She was born September 22, 1934 in Lima, Ohio, daughter of the late Herbert and Frieda Soelmann. Janet was dedicated and loving daughter, wife and mother.

    A 1952 graduate of Anna High School, she received the bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education from The Ohio State University in 1956 and earned the Master of Education in Home Economics Education in 1980 from Miami University of Ohio. She also did graduate at the University of Georgia.

    Janet was a retired school teacher, having taught in Vinton County, Hamilton County, and Butler County, Ohio. She was also the former County Extension Agent, Home Economics in Miami County, Ohio, Meigs County, Ohio, and Prince Georges County, Maryland. She volunteered several years as 4-H advisor in Vinton and Hamilton Counties.

    Janet and her husband Bob lived in Tacoma Park, Maryland, McArthur, Ohio and Cincinnati before returning to Vinton County to build and operate Country Pleasures Bed & Breakfast. She enjoyed being an innkeeper until her ill health forced them to close the B & B.

    She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bob Davis; daughter Teresa (Todd) Bodey, of South Vienna, Ohio; son Mark (Rhonda) Davis; and granddaughter Allison of Columbus, Georgia. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Marjory Davis of Logan, Marilyn (Dr. Robert) Jepsen of Canal Winchester, and Mary Davis of Lancaster; and brother-in-law Dr. James (Jan) Davis of Brookville. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers-in-law Don Davis and Clark Davis.

    Janet was a member of the Hocking Hills United Methodist Church, past president, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Lambda Chapter, The Ohio State University, life member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association; former member of the Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association, and the Hocking Hills Tourism Association.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:00 am at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating. Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Visitation will be observed Monday, March 2, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

    Janet’s family sincerely thanks the entire staff at Carlin House and FairHoPe Hospice for the tender, loving care provided for Janet.

    Contributions may be made to FairHoPe Hospice 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, Ohio 43130-3461.

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Linda Diane Burns

    Linda Diane Burns, 65, of Athens, Ohio passed away February 24, 2015 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio.

    Linda was born July 4, 1949 in Bowen, West Virginia to Shirley and Macie Marshall.

    Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Harold Burns of Athens; sons, Kevin and Daney Noble; daughter-in-law, Beth Noble; grandchildren, Hope and Olivia Noble; sisters, Bobie Rice and Mary Jane Wholeshoe; and brothers, Roger and Ralph Marshall.        

    Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. King Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery, Maxville, Ohio.

    Calling hours will be observed Monday, March 2, 2015 from 11:00 am to time of service.

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Keith E. Vorhees

    Keith Eugene Vorhees Sr., 60, of Laurelville, Ohio passed away February 23, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    Keith was born February 7, 1955 in Logan, Ohio to Darrell Lee and Lois Ann Vorhees. He was a graduate of Logan High School; a US Army Veteran; and a member of the Eagles.

    Surviving are his sons, Keith Vorhees Jr. of Laurelville and Jacob Vorhees of Laurelville; grandchild, Rilee Rae Vorhees; brother, Allen Vorhees of Macon, GA; and sister, Melissa Ann Snyder of New Straitsville.

    Keith was preceded in death by his parents; children, Vanessa Ann Vorhees and Jarrod Vaughn Vorhees; and brother Terry Lee Vorhees.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Laurelville, Ohio where a military graveside service will be held by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

    Calling hours will be observed Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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James Reinshell

    James "Jim" Leslie Reinshell, 62, of Logan, Ohio passed away February 23, 2015 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Jim was born June 10, 1952 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Leslie A. and Betty Reinshell. He was a 1970 graduate of Starr-Washington High School, Union Furnace, Ohio; served in the National Guard; part of the prison ministry, "Bridge Builder"; member of Kline Memorial United Methodist Church; and worked at Ferd Hack, Hocking Auto Parts, Car Quest and Carborundum.

    Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Dana L. Reinshell; son, Jamie (Amy) Dennis of New Plymouth; daughter, Amy (Mark) Reitz of Upper Arlington; grandchildren, Emily Dennis, Teddy Dennis, Miranda Grace Reitz, and Casey Reitz; sisters, Susan Thornton of Lancaster and Christy (Steve) Barstow of Louisiana; brother, Jerry (Judy) Oiler of McArthur; aunt, Christine Leffler of Union Furnace; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Charles Thornton; uncle, Jim Leffler; and his grandparents.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Linda Ward officiating.

    Calling hours will be observed Friday, February 27, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

    The family suggests donations be made to the Kline Memorial United Methodist Church % Jamie Chesser 28996 Enterprise-Iles Rd Logan, Ohio 43138.

    He loved seeing his children grow up and blessing his life with grandchildren. He had a love for horses and enjoyed trail-riding with the gang. He really got to enjoy fishing this past summer thanks to one of our church members…what a fish tale!

    He loved the Lord and because of that God blessed him with family and many friends to make his journey on earth complete and then gently guiding him Home.

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William Caldwell

    William Kenneth Caldwell, 83, of Logan, Ohio, formerly of Galion, Ohio, passed away February 22, 2015 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital Logan, Ohio.

    William was born March 25, 1931 in Newport, VA to Willie and Ruby Earl Caldwell. He was a 20 year veteran of the US Navy; and after retirement, he was an entrepreneur and loved attending auctions.

    Surviving are his daughter, Janet (William) Conrad of Logan; grandchildren, Christine (Edwin) Downs and James Earl (Jessica) Stroup Jr.; 6 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Marlene Caldwell-Giles.

    William was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ella Virginia Lawhorn.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Pastor Don Downs officiating. Burial was in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Butler, Ohio, where Military Graveside services were conducted.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 12:00 Noon to time of service.

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John  L Murphy Sr.

    John L Murphy Sr., 60, of Laurelville, Ohio passed away February 21, 2015 at Mt. Carmel West Columbus, Ohio.

    John was born March 20, 1954 in Logan, Ohio to Jesse and Cledia Murphy.

    Surviving are sons, John (Stephanie) Murphy Jr of Chillicothe, and Matthew (Laura) Murphy of South Bloomingville; grandchildren, Matthew Murphy Jr., Justin Murphy, Shane Murphy, Hayley Murphy, and John Murphy III; great-grandson, Matthew Murphy III; brother, Doug (Susy) Murphy of South Bloomingville; sister, Rose (Ernie) Robinson of Circleville; and special friend Lois Seymour of Galloway.        

    John  was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita Sue Murphy; sister, Anna Edwards; and brother, David Murphy.      

    Funeral services were held 10:00am Friday February 27, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio. Burial was in Olive Cemetery, South Perry, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday 5-8 pm.

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E. Anne Wolfe McKinley

    E. Anne Wolfe McKinley, 88, of Canal Winchester, Ohio passed away February 20, 2015 at Carriage Court Lancaster. She is now singing with the angels.

    E. Anne was born May 18, 1926 in Coshocton, Ohio to Edmund O. and Dorothy Wolfe. She and her husband, William McKinley, owned M/M Systems Sales Company; and a member of Grace Bible Church in Canal Winchester.

    Surviving are her sons, Brian W. McKinley (Rosalie) of Canal Winchester, and Patrick R. McKinley (Penny) of Thornville; grandchildren, Laura Miller (Tim), Patrick McKinley, Joshua McKinley, Rachel McKinley, and Keely McKinley; and great-grandchildren, Ember Miller and Lance Miller. 

    E. Anne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William R McKinley; sister, Jean May; and brother, Jim Wolfe.

    Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday February 22, 2015 at The Pickering House, Lancaster, Ohio with Patrick R. McKinley officiating. Graveside service at Old Presbyterian Cemetery in Keene, Ohio will follow the memorial service.

    The family suggests donations be made to the Pickering House, 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, Ohio 43130, or the Salvation Army Samaritan Center, 228 W. Hubert St. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

    Arrangements are by the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.      

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Donald R. Tufts

    Donald R. Tufts, 76, of Lancaster, Ohio passed away February 14, 2015 at Homestead Nursing Home, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Donald was born April 3, 1938 in Canalton, WV to Bernard and Mamie Tufts. He was a member of the Baptist Church; a member of the VFW; and loved fishing, shooting pool, and playing cards.

    Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Linda Tufts; sons, Donald E. (Chris) Tufts, James B. Tufts, and Thomas L. (Renee) Tufts, all of Lancaster; daughters, Debbie Holley, and Cyndi (Rick) Herring, all of North Augusta, NC; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bernard Tufts of Lancaster, and Michael Tufts of Aiken, SC; and sister, Bethel Girolamo of Aiken, SC.      

    Donald was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lisa Smith; and grandson, James Smith.     

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Thursday February 19, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan, Ohio. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio, where Military graveside services were conducted by the Lancaster Veteran Burial Detail.

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

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Rev. Scott L. Huffines

    Rev. Scott L. Huffines, 89, of Logan, Ohio passed away February 13, 2015 at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home, Logan, Ohio.

    Scott was born February 18, 1925 in Laurel Township to George and Sarah Jane Huffines. He was a 1943 graduate of Gibisonville High School; WW II Army Veteran, who served in France and England; worked 42 years at General Hocking Brick; Pastor of Faith Chapel Church; former Pastor of the Mt. Tabor Church; and an avid woodworker.

    Surviving are his sons, Richard Huffines of Logan, Lawrence (Connie) Huffines of Logan, and Ronald (Cheryl) Huffines of Logan; daughter, Deborah (David) Thompson; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

    Scott was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie Ann Huffines, whom he married August 15, 1948; son, Robert Huffines; brothers, Edgar, Harold & John Huffines; sisters, Dorothy, Nellie, Goldie, Onoa, and Phroni; and daughters-in-law, Nancy Huffines and Vicky Huffines.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday February 16, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Denny Wilson officiating. Burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

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

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Robert L. Polliard

    Robert L. Polliard, Jr. 87, of Lancaster, Ohio passed away January 31,. 2015 at Fairfield Medical Center Lancaster, Ohio.

    Robert was born April 12, 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA to Robert L. Polliard Sr. and Ethel Polliard. He was retired from the US Marine Corps; member of the Marine Corps League; and member of the Military Retiree Club  R of A.

    Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Polliard; daughter, Roberta Wagner of Logan; son, Robert L. Polliard III of Blaine, Minnisota; and sister, Mary Lou Kirkwood of Daytona Beach, Florida.      

    Robert was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Wilma Polliard; and step-daughters, Barbara Brandon and Patricia Polliard.

    The Lancaster Veteran Burial Detail conducted a military graveside service at 2:30 pm Friday February 13, 2015 at the Fairview Cemetery near Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Arrangements were by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan

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Ricky E. Davis

    Ricky Eugene Davis, 52, of Rockbridge, Ohio passed away February 6, 2015 at his residence.

    Ricky was born September 11, 1962 in Lancaster, Ohio to Helen Mae Davis. He was a 1981 graduate of Logan High School; and a member of the Rockbridge Volunteer Fire Dept.

    Surviving are his brother, Clarence E. "Ed" (Tammy) Davis of Logan; sister, Shirley Louise (Mike Clark) Ludwick of Rockbridge; nephew, Jeff (Shannon Douglass) Davis of Logan; niece, Angela (B.J.) McKnight of Laurelville; great-nephews, Colton, Clayton, Connor and Lang; great-nieces, Destiny, Shylynn and Kaitlyn; several cousins; and many friends.        

    Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Mae Davis; grandparents, Clarence and Alice Davis; sister, Timmie Ann Davis; and aunts, Martha "Peg" Blackstone, Betty June Woodson, and Mary Faye Davis.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Tuesday February 10, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. Diora Edgell and Gene Mathias officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

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

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Carol Deible

    Carol Ann Deible 51, of Logan, Ohio passed away January 29, 2015 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

    Carol was born July 30, 1963 in Logan, Ohio to Richard A. and Olive J. Buckley. She attended Logan High School; worked at Anchor Hocking and Drew Shoe Factory; and was a member of the AmVets Women Reserve.

    Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Bill Deible; daughters, Lisa (Daniel) Schwanke of Logan, and June Deible of Logan; grandchildren, Dillon, Chastity, Johnathan, Madison, and Caroline; step-grandchildren, Sarah, Danielle, and Desirae; and siblings, Richard (Dot) Buckley of Logan, Loretta (Charles) Howell of Logan, and Charlie Buckley of Lancaster.

    Carol was preceded in death by her parents.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. William Huffines officiating.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 11 AM till time of service.

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Donald E. Sanders

    Donald Edwin Sanders 88, of Canal Winchester, Ohio passed away January 23, 2015 at Mount Carmel East, Columbus, Ohio.

    Donald was born July 13, 1926 in Lancaster, Ohio to Ed and Helen Sanders. He was a WWII US Air Force Veteran; water well driller; loved children, fishing, and animals; and was loved by everyone who knew him.

    Surviving are his daughters, Helen Sanders of Canal Winchester and LaDonna (Rod) Reynolds of Lancaster.

    Donald was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Mary Lou Sanders, who passed away September 4, 2013.

    Calling hours were observed from 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Saturday January 31, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.

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Edward A. Kessler

    Edward Alquin Kessler, 85, of Logan, Ohio passed away January 24, 2015 at , his residence.

    Edward was born June 14, 1929 in Hocking County, Ohio to Oscar Francis Kessler and Elizabeth Agnes Kessler. He was a farmer; co-owner of Kessler Brothers Lumber Co.; and was a private pilot & loved flying.

    Surviving are his daughter, Sandi (Dale) Sheets of Nelsonville; son, Darrel (Valerie Willis) Kessler of Carroll; grandchildren, Darrel Scott (Natasha) Kessler of Lancaster, Steven Edward (Jackie) Kessler of Rushville, Justin Lain Frasure of Nelsonville, and Ariel Lynn Lehman of Nelsonville; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Patrick Kessler of Bremen; and sister, Elizabeth (Jim) Isabel of Canal Winchester.      

    Edward was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, Sandra K. Kenny; grandson, Kyle Kendal Frasure; brothers, Francis, Charles, and William Kessler; and sisters, Vincentina Sheets and Patricia Van Sickle.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan.

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Gary Lee Nelson Jr.

    Gary Lee Nelson Jr. 26, of Logan, Ohio passed away January 22, 2015 at his residence.

    Gary was born April 27, 1988 in Zanesville, Ohio to Gary Lee and Cynthia Ann Nelson.

    Surviving are his parents, Cynthia and Gary Nelson Sr. of Logan; brothers, Christopher Nelson of Logan and David (Erika) Fay of Athens; nephew, Jacob Fay of Logan; grandfather, Macie Smith of Columbus; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Gary was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Sheila Engle and Mary Smith; uncle, Robert Nelson; and great-uncle, "Farmer Bob."

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Elta M. Collins

    Elta Marie Collins 75, of Columbus, Ohio passed away January 16, 2015 at Crestview Nursing Home Lancaster, Ohio.

    Elta was born June 19, 1939 in Parkersburg,W.VA. to Everett Ray and Edith Ruby Hendershot.

    Surviving are her son, Lance (LaShawnda) Collins of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Becky Townsend of Seattle, Washington; son, Jeff (Mindy) Collins of Logan; grandchildren, Ariana, Miranda, Crystal, Danielle, and Jeff Jr.; and Ariana's mom, Arlene Lizama.

    Elta was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Bill Townsend

    There were no Funeral Services.

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Cynthia M. Sowers

    Cynthia M. Sowers, 53, of Lancaster, Ohio passed away January 16, 2015 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Cynthia was born November 21, 1961 in Lancaster, Ohio to Harold R. and Margie M. Sowers. She was a graduate of Amanda-Clearcreek High School; was a good mother; and loved her family.

    Surviving are her daughter, Tiffany (Brian) Sowers of Lancaster; parents, Harold R. and Margie M. Sowers of Lancaster; brothers, Ray (Laura) Sowers of Lancaster, and Isaac (Bonnie) Sowers of Stoutsville; and several nieces and nephews.        

    Cynthia was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Edward Bowling Jr.

    Funeral services were held at 1:30 pm Wednesday January 21, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio. Burial was in Bell Cemetery, Allensville, Ohio.

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

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

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Frances E. Cox

    Frances E. Cox 86, of Logan, Ohio passed away January 15, 2015 at the Pickering House, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Frances was born November 28, 1928 in Lancaster, Ohio to Samuel and Nellie Culp. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church.

    Surviving are her husband of 66 years, John J. Cox of Logan; children, Ronald (Sandy) Cox of Logan, John R (Jacquelyn) Cox of Logan, Sue (Tom) McKahan of Hide Away Hills, Libby (Jim) Azbell of Logan, Denny (Abbie) Cox of Columbus, and Fred Cox of Pennsylvania; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.        

    Frances was preceded in death by her parents; son. Roger A. Cox; daughter, Rosemary A. Meuser; sister, Marjorie Lama; brothers, Earl, George, and Leo Culp; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.    

    Funeral services were held 11:00 am Wednesday January 21, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Pastor Ron Cox officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

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

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Autumn Marie Smith

    Autumn Marie Smith 35, of Logan, Ohio passed away January 3, 2015 at her residence.

    Autumn was born October 6, 1979 in Logan, Ohio.         

    Surviving are her partner, Laura Silverdahl; mother, Annette A. Hill of Logan; father, Russell L. (Barbara) Spence of Rockbridge; sisters, Audrey Spence, Bonnie Spence, Sabrina Miller, Stephanie Haybron, and Christina Spence, all of Logan; and grandfather, Glendon Smith of Logan.        

    Autumn was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Lee Spence III; grandmother, Karen Cupler; and grandparents, Russell and Twila Spence.      

    Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon Thursday January 8, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Mark Barrell officiating. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.  

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Roger E. Redmon

    Roger E. Redmon 70, of McConnelsville, Ohio passed away January 1, 2015 at his sister's Home in McConnelsville, Ohio.

    Roger was born November 6, 1944 in Lancaster, Ohio to Anna Fern Fisher.

    Surviving are his sons, Frederick K. Perry of McConnelsville, Roger Lee Redmon of Columbus, and Mark Redmon of Reynoldsburg; daughters, Sherry Redmon of McConnelsville and Amber Breeze of Columbus; grandchildren, Jadda Redmon, Isaiah Perry, Michael Perry, Dustyn Chmielewski, Renee Perry and Matt Haynes; sister, Jeannine Cunningham; and brother, Gary Shaeffer.

    Roger was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dustin Redmon; and wife, Sue Redmon.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday January 6, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Tuesday from 10 am - 1 pm at the funeral home.

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Bertha Lee Ledford

    Bertha Lee Ledford 72, of Nelsonville, Ohio passed away December 31, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Bertha was born June 17, 1942 in Logan, Ohio to Benjamin Franklin and Leona Bush. She attended the Elm St. Mission in Logan.

    Surviving are her son, Rodney Lee Weaver of Centralia, Illinois; daughter, Rebekah Valentich of Chillicothe, Ohio; son, Randy Joe (Raeh) Ledford of Logan, Ohio; step-son, Scottie Ledford of Athens; grandchildren, Rodney Lee Weaver, Jr. of Ohio, Joshua Wayne Weaver of Lancaster, Ohio, Cassidy Leighton Weaver of Illinois, Nathanael Thomas Moccabee of Chillicothe, Abbi Smith of Logan, and Cillian Xavier Ledford of Logan; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Ella Marietta Scaggs of Nelsonville; and friend, Louise Scott of Visalia, California.

    Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thurman Ray Bush, and John Franklin Bush; and sister, Shirley Mae Waggoner.

    Calling hours were held from 10:00am-1:00pm on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. Bertha's family and friends were invited to gather at the Nelsonville Homes Community Room for a dinner following the calling hours.

    Burial was in Shaw Cemetery near Logan on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 12:00 noon.

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Janice Jeanette Ledford

    Janice Jeanette Ledford, 70, of Logan, Ohio went to be with her Lord, surrounded by her family, on December 29, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    Jeanette was born March 21, 1944 in Logan, Ohio to Isaac and Maggie Bell Woltz.

    Surviving are her son, William (Diane) Hopkins of Logan; daughter, Dolly Taylor of Logan; 3 granddaughters, Amber (Joe Sharp) Taylor, Amy (William Winland) Taylor and Cassie Hopkins; and 3 great-grandsons, Cody Winland, Kalab Myers and Tommy "Pickle" Myers.

    Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Albert Ledford, who passed away in 2004.

    Her wishes were to be cremated and not to have services.

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Joan D. Rempel

    Joan D. Rempel, 89, of Logan, Ohio passed away December 23, 2014 at her residence.

    Joan was born December 26, 1924 in Union Furnace, Ohio to Daniel E. and Emma E. Jones. She was a 1942 graduate of Union Furnace High School; a cook for the Logan-Hocking Schools; and attended Kline Memorial United Methodist Church.

    Surviving are her sons, James A. (Beth) Rempel of Logan and George D. (Linda D.) Rempel of Logan; grandchildren, Samantha (Michael O.) Croft of Laurelville, Jediah Rempel of Bremen, Linda Kubaki of Alaska, and Dana Rempel of Logan; 3 great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Landen, and Tanner; and several nieces and nephews.      

    Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James R. Rempel, who passed away December 21, 1984; and sisters, Annabel Warthman, Jennie Mae Zimmerman, and Mable Justus.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Sunday December 28, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge, Ohio.

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

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Michael Wayne "Willy" Warthman

    Michael Wayne "Willy" Warthman, 64, of Logan, Ohio passed away December 22, 2014 at Logan Health Care, Logan, Ohio.

    Michael was born March 24, 1950 in Logan, Ohio to Edward Wayne and Mary Laurel Warthman. He was a history buff; and loved to read and travel.

    Surviving are his sister, Penny Jo Justice of Ironton; half-brothers, Terry (Barb) Warthman, Jim (Tina) Warthman, Dave Warthman, William (Peggi) Warthman, and Jody Warthman all of Logan; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Michael Rosser, Terry Six, Sandra Brandon, and Michael Berry.

    Michael was preceded in death by his parents; and step-mother Alma Warthman.

    Graveside services were held at 1:00 pm Monday December 29, 2014 at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Logan, Ohio.

    Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fair HoPe Hospice 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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Alice Pauline Wahl

    Alice Pauline Wahl 97, of Logan, Ohio passed away December 18, 2014 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan, Ohio.

    Alice was born November 2, 1917 in Meigs County, Ohio to Fenton and Ethel Spires.

    Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Bell; 2 grandchildren; step-brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

    Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Charles Wahl, whom she married in 1941.

    Memorial services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday December 27, 2014 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Maxville, Ohio with Pastor Steve Hubbard officiating.

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Lawrence Flowers

    Lawrence Finley "Posey" Flowers, 68, of New Straitsville, Ohio passed away December 21, 2014 at his residence.

    Lawrence was born February 21, 1946 in Rockbridge, Ohio to Ralph and Vergie A.  Flowers. He worked, 39 years, for Miller Pipeline; lifetime member of the Ohio Operating Engineers; member of the Pickerington Moose Lodge; loved NASCAR; enjoyed hunting; and his favorite cars were his 56 Chevy Nomad, and his 66 Pontiac GTO convertible.

    Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Donna Sue Flowers; sons, Lawrence E (Nicole) Flowers of Clarkville, TN, Kirby Flowers of New Straitsville, and Dereck Flowers of New Straitsville; grandchildren, Brook, Ryan, Kyra, Abby, Chastity, Elaina, Ethan, Seth, and Sierra; brother, Gerald (Georgia) Flowers of Rockbridge; sister, Berdena (John) Phillips of Parkersburg, WV.

    Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David, Howard, John, and Leonard; and sister, Gladys R. Flowers.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday December 27, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. Diora Edgell officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio, where Military Graveside services were conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

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

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Pauline Mae Wyskiver

    Pauline Mae Wyskiver, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, December 20, 2014.

    Pauline was a graduate of Starr-Washington High School and Ohio University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary education in the Chillicothe City Schools for many years. She was a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Ross County Retired Teachers Association, the Ohio Education Association, Hocking County Grange 2029 (Golden Sheaf Member), and the Ohio and Hocking County Farm Bureaus. 

    Pauline was a member of the former Trinity United Methodist Church, Logan, and also attended Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Chillicothe.

    Pauline was the daughter of the late Porter and Lavona (Bainter) Heigle of Logan. She was predeceased by her husband, the late H. Jack Wyskiver, and her sister, Helen M. Rittgers on December 18, 2014. Surviving are her daughters, Jane Wyskiver (Jerry) McClain of Logan, Sue Wyskiver (Brant) Yount of Canal Winchester, Carol A.(Mark) Hill of Junction City, and Gail Wyskiver (Chris) Erhardt of Georgetown; grandchildren John, Jackie and Joey McClain; Lydia, Caleb, and Rachel Yount; Katlin Hill; and Christian, Jackson, Grace, and Ben Erhardt; special friend Doile Lama of Marysville; sister, Ruth (Ed) Sharp; and nephew and niece and their children, Richard Sharp (Debbie), Adam and Abby Sharp of Bexley; Nancy (Dave) Ward and Aaron Ward of Amanda, and Mary Ward (Jared) Rich of Salesville.

    A celebration of Pauline’s life was held on Saturday, December 27, at 11:00 at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan with Rev. Rick Bennington officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, Ohio. 

    Calling hours were observed Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Hocking Hills United Methodist Church, or the Washington Township Fire Department.

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Helen Marie Rittgers

    Helen Marie Rittgers, 73, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday December 18, 2014.

    Helen was born October 29, 1941 to Porter D. and Lavona M. Heigle of Logan. She studied at Rio Grande College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and her Master of Science in Education, from Ohio University. She worked many years teaching children with developmental disabilities in Hocking, Vinton, and Perry counties. She married Terrance (Mick) Rittgers on April 4, 1983. They spent many happy years attending car shows together. Helen attended Rockbridge Advent Christian Church and was very active in the AMVETS Post 1776, held various offices with the AMVETS Auxiliary, as well as a member of the Eagles, Moose and Eastern Star.

    Surviving are her son, John David (Amy Stallsmith) Thompson of Logan, and daughter Melinda Rittgers (Doug) White of Reynoldsburg; grandchildren, Caleb and Eli Stallsmith, and Tyler and Deanna White. Also surviving are her sisters, Pauline Wyskiver of Logan; Ruth (Ed) Sharp of Sugar Grove; Jason Beck, who had made his home with Helen; special niece and nephews, Jacklyn, John and Joey McClain; as well as Betty Warthman, who Helen called Aunt Betty.

    Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, who died January 2, 2009, twin infant grandsons, Justin and Trevor White, and brother-in-law, Harold Jack Wyskiver.

    A celebration of Helen’s life was held at 11:00 am Tuesday December 23, 2014 at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Diora Edgel officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the funeral home

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the AMVETS Post 1776 Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. 649 Radio Lane, Logan, Ohio 43138.

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Rosalie F. Odom

    Rosalie F. Odom 74, of Logan, Ohio passed away December 17, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio.

    Rosalie was born February 13, 1940 in Mount Carmel, Illinois to John O. and Bertha Fae Baxley. She retired from Goodyear.

    Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Odom of Logan, Teresa Tucker of Logan, Cynthia (Kelly) Coss of Laurelville, and Laura (Jeremy) Whitmore of Nelsonville; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, John Ed Baxley of Allendale, Illinois; sister, Lola Mae Bertram of Mount Carmel, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

    Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Odom; children, Janice McCarty, Michael Odom, and Chris Odom; sister-in-law, Hilda Baxley; and special friends, Louise Paskins and Alice Dye.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev King Kelly officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Monday, December 22, 2014 from 10:00 am to time of service.

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Ray Robert Dollison

    Ray Robert Dollison, 69, of Glouster, Ohio, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away December 12, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    Ray was born August 6, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to John and Mary Dollison. He loved fishing, games on the computer, and watching T.V.

    Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Rosetta Dollison; children, William Dollison of Glouster, Mary Dollison of The Plains, Ellen Dollison of Columbus, Tina Goldsmith of Columbus, Joey Dollison of North Carolina, and Robert Dollison of Athens County; step-son, Robert Martin Dillion of West Virginia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, William Earl Dollison of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

    Ray was preceded in death by his father; grandparents; and sister-in-law, Linda Dollison.

    Funeral services were held 10:30am Tuesday December 16, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio.

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Christopher Ryan (Kinnison) VanFossen

    Christopher Ryan (Kinnison) VanFossen, 35, of Lancaster, Ohio passed away December 12, 2014 at the Pickering House, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Christopher was born August 31, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio to Samuel and Christy Kinnison. He attended Nelsonville-York High School; and was an avid football fan.

    Surviving are his wife of 7 years, Jennifer Holly VanFossen of Lancaster; father, Samuel Kinnison of Nelsonville; brothers, twin, Bryan (Tosha) Kinnison of Nelsonville, Joey Kinnison of Toledo, and Steven Kinnison of Nelsonville; sisters, Kelli (Kevin) Lowery of Nelsonville, Shelia (Jason) Pickering of Chauncey, and Sarah (Dakota) Kinnison of Nelsonville; grandmother, Charlotte Kinnison of Logan; sisters-in-law, Danielle (Scott) Ackerman of Florence, CO, Rebecca (Shawn) Marks of Buckeye Lake, and Stephanie (Jason) Heminger of Stoutsville; father-in-law, Herbert VanFossen; mother-in-law, Cindy VanFossen; grandmother-in-law, Dottie Sherwood of Heath; loving uncle to Hayden, Emma, Zach, Tressa, Katrina, Sophia, Kayleigh, Julia, Isaac, and Braydon; and special friends, Lee Stanley, and Tony Young.      

    Christopher was preceded in death by his mother, Christy Kinnison; grandparents, Carl and Mary Lou Smathers; grandfather, Francis Kinnison; and grandparents-in-law, Dayton and Charlotte VanFossen,and Buzzie Sherwood.     

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Pastor Chuck Fidler officiating. Burial was in Shaw Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.         

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George F. Edwards

    George F. Edwards 86, of Logan, Ohio passed away December 7, 2014 at Pickering House Lancaster, Ohio.

    George was born July 24, 1928 in Hocking County to Frank and Flora Edwards. He worked and retired from Carborundum in Logan; lifelong farmer; member of the Union United Methodist Church; was a 32 degree mason; member of all the orders of the Shriners in Columbus; and member of the Elks #543 in Nelsonville, Moose Lodge in Logan, Logan Eagles, sons of AmVets of Logan, and the Eastern Star of Logan..

    Surviving are faithful companion Helen M. Dickey; sisters, Dorothy Till of Lancaster, Katherine (Harold) Siler of Lancaster, and Margaret Whitt of Johnson City, TN; and several nieces and nephews.        

    George was preceded in death by his parents; wife Doris Raynard Edwards; brothers, Murl, Thurman, Robert, and Paul Edwards; and sister Hulda Jewell.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Pastor Linda Ward officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7:30 pm.  

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Union United Methodist Church

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Neil F. Shaw

    Neil F. Shaw 74, of Logan, Ohio passed away December 5, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Neil was born November 28, 1940 in Lancaster, Ohio to Wilford and Mary Margaret Shaw. He was a US Army Veteran; retired journeyman lineman from AEP; an avid horse rider; President of the Hocking County Farm Bureau; President of the Hocking County Ohio Horseman’s Council; Founder and President of the Moonville Rail Trail Association; past president of the State Ohio Horseman’s Council; past president of the Fairfield County Antique Tractor club; past president of the Fairfield County Ohio Horseman’s Council; volunteer of the Logan International Washboard Festival; volunteer with ODNR for trail preservation and maintenance; and volunteer of many other organizations.

    Surviving is his wife of 41 years, Betty L. (Nye) Shaw. Children: Linda (Ramsey) Snelling of Thornville; Scott (Debbie) Ramsey of Altoona, WI; Brian Shaw of Lancaster; Keith Douglas Ramsey of Thornville; Andrew (Ute) Shaw of Alexandra, VA; Wayne (Allison) Shaw of Canal Winchester. Grandchildren: Amiee, Chase, Nathan, Tamra, Dustin, Shannon, Kelsie, Brandon and Phelan; Great grandchildren Josalyn, Liam, Mikaela, Brooks, Jaxon and Brayden. Siblings: Charlotte (Ray) Beiter of Lancaster; Ray Shaw of Richwood, OH; Steve (Jan) Shaw of Lancaster; Nick (Ellen) Shaw of Lancaster; Dan (Rhonda) Shaw of Somerset; and Greg (Celia) Shaw of Bremen.

    Neil was preceded in death by his parents; son, Darrell Shaw; brother, Joseph Shaw.

    Memorial service was held Saturday December 13 at 10:00 am at The Church of the Nazarene 650 Walhonding Ave Logan, Ohio (off of 93 S., corner of Kachelmacher Park) with Pastor Betty Brooks officiating. Reception to follow.

    In lieu of flowers, please donate in Neil’s name to Moonville Rail Trail Association, P.O. Box 513, McArthur, OH 45651.

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Jason T. West, Sr

    Jason T. West, Sr. “Big Jake“, 52 of Logan, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Monday December 1, 2014 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He was born June 16, 1962 in Logan, Ohio, the son of Raymond “Dick” and Norma McQuaide. He was married to his child hood crush of 25 years to Betty West who survives. Also survived by great-grandmother, Kathryn Mowery.

    He was an operator engineer with Hi-way paving for over 25 years; he loved his kids, grandbabies and family; no matter who you are, he enjoyed putting a smile on your face.

    He is survived by son, Jason (Michelle) West of McArthur; daughters, Crystal West of McArthur, Leslie (Jeremy) Fraley of Logan, and Alesia West of Logan; 6 grandchildren, Madison, Dillon, Phillip, Jeremy “JJay“, Luke, and Dakota “Koo“; brother, Raymond (Rhonda) McQuaide of Logan; sisters, Kelly (Tom) Perry of Logan, Vickie (Marcie) West of Lancaster, and Christy West of Logan; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, his brothers, from Hi-Way Paving.

    He is preceded in death by grandson, Noah Todd West; brother, Johnny McQuaide; grandparents, Earnest and Letha Graham; uncle, Edwin Kelley; and brother-in-law, Danny Boals.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Monday December 8, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Virgil Phillips officiating. Burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

    Calling Hours were held Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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William L. Smith

    William L. Smith, 54, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 27, 2014 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    William was born June 26, 1960 in Logan, Ohio to Robert E. and Donna L. Smith. He attended Starr-Washington School and was a graduate of Logan-Hocking High School and Tri-County Vocational School; a self-employed truck driver; enjoyed hunting and fishing; was a volunteer firefighter; NASCAR fan; and very passionate for family and friends.

    Surviving are his wife, Annette Smith of Logan; son, Joshua L. Bubeck of Greencastle, PA; daughter, Amanda McMaster of Logan; grandchildren, Braden and Alexa; parents, Robert E. and Donna L. Smith; brothers, Robert E. (Cheryl) Smith of Stoneville, NC and James L. (Tammy) Smith of Haydenville; sisters, Lynn C. Toops of Logan, Susan S. (Randy) Mohler of Lancaster, Kim A. Kuhn of Reynoldsburg, Kathy A. (Tom) Frazier of Bellfountain, Ohio, Polly F. (John) Carter of New Plymouth, and Janet L. (William) McCarta of Metairie, Louisiana; many nieces and nephews; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and his dog and faithful companion, Comere.

    William was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Edgar and Virginia Cunningham.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Pastor Mark Bailey officiating. Burial was in Shaw Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to William B. Cunningham: Memorial Fund for William L. Smith, c/o Century National Bank, 61 N. Market St. Logan, Ohio 43138.

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John F. Raymond Sr.

    John F. Raymond Sr. 90, of Chillicothe, Ohio passed away November 24, 2014 at Adena Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio.

    John was born February 12, 1924 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Clinton Gail and Bessie M. Raymond. He was a US Navy Veteran during WWII and the Korean Conflict.

    Surviving are his sons, John F. (Roberta) Raymond Jr. of Chillicothe, Tommy Lee (Karen Parsons) Raymond of Chillicothe, and Frank (Judy) Raymond of Laurelville; step-daughter, Shirley Meyers of Columbus; and step-son, Larry (Judy) Powers of Logan; brother, Joe Raymond of California; sister Mary Matthews of Dayton; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    John was preceded in death by his wife, Frances M. Raymond, who passed away on October 8, 2007; sister, Nellie Yaple; and brother, Richard "Dick" Raymond.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Aaron Hines officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, Ohio, where Military Graveside services were conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 1:00 pm to time of service.

    A special thanks to his caregivers, Karen Parsons, Lisa Emerson and Amber Potter.

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James Robert Geil

    James Robert Geil, 73, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 20, 2014 at his residence.

    James was born April 27, 1941 in Logan, Ohio to Harland and Hannah Rebecca Geil.

    Surviving are his wife, Debra Geil of Logan; sons, Jason R. Geil of Logan and Rodney J. Woltz of Logan; daughter Regina L. McCune of Athens; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl (Donna) Geil of Logan, and Russell (Theresa) Geil of Lancaster; sisters, Florence Gross of New Lexington, Emma (Paul) Giffin of Cadiz, Ohio, Helen (Hal) Stimmel, Betty Patton, Wilma Kuhn, Donna Coakley, Karolyn Brown and Peggy (Irwin) Gortney all of Logan; and special friends, Larry Blosser, Sherry Blosser, Jim Blosser, Jimmy Blosser Jr., Micheal Gaskill and Dan Sudlow.

    James was preceded in death by his infant son, Jeremy Ryan Geil; daughter Rebecca A. Miller; and brothers, infant Ronald Geil, Chuck Geil and Harold Geil; and sister, Martha Geil.

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Pastor Dave Taylor officiating. Burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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William H. Kessler

    William H. Kessler, 77, of Bremen, Ohio passed away November 19, 2014 at The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    William was born May 14, 1937 in Hocking County, Ohio to Oscar Francis and Elizabeth Agnes Kessler. He was a 1956 graduate of Logan High School; and a life member of the NRA and the Ohio Cattleman Association. William's life revolved around his family, farm, and work. His favorite pastime was feeding his fish at his pond.

    Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Norma J. Kessler of Bremen; children, Michael William (Susan) Kessler of Maxville, Jeffrey Allen (Tangie) Kessler of Logan, Rebecca Lynne (Randall) Keyes of Logan, Victoria Suzanne (Daniel) Hicks of Logan, Melissa (Jacob) Burns of Logan, and Jennifer Marie (Michael) Wahl of Bremen; grandchildren, Heather Hacker, Hilary Emerson, Sarah Levering, Anna Keyes, Christopher and Jordan Hicks, Ezra, Ethan, and Emilee Kessler, Cody and Maddie Burns, and Kimberly and Heidi Wahl; great-grandchildren, Clayton, Owen, Cora, Macie, and Xoey; brothers, Edward Kessler of Logan and Patrick Kessler of Bremen; and sister, Elizabeth (Jim) Isabel of Canal Winchester.

    William was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis and Charles Kessler; sisters, Vincentina Sheets and Patricia VanSickle; and his dog and constant companion Duke.

    Funeral services were held 10:00 am Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Pastor Rick Bennington and Pastor Kathy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in South Harvey Cemetery, Bremen, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.           

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ohio State University James Foundation 300 W. 10th Ave. Suite 519 Columbus, OH 43210 or South Harvey United Methodist Church C/O Barbara Starkey 6138 Harvey Chapel Rd. Bremen, OH 43107.

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Sally J. Justice Huffman

    Sally J. Justice Huffman 62, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 15, 2014 at her residence.

    Sally was born August 20, 1952 in Logan, Ohio to Earl and Marilyn Justice. She was a member of the ASCPA.

    Surviving are her children, Keila (Bub) Kline of Logan, John S. Huffman of Indiana, and Frederick D. (Carol) Huffman of Logan; mother, Marilyn Justice of Rockbridge; grandchildren, Jotitia Kline, John M. Huffman, Jacob M. Huffman, Brody Norman, Emileigh Huffman, and Hunter Mahaffy; Holly Arbuiso, who was raised in the home; and siblings, Scott (Yvonne) Justice of South Bloomingville, Fred E. (Vesta) Justice of Logan, and Twila Knece of Chillicothe.        

    Sally was preceded in death by her father, Earl Justice; husband, John Michael Huffman, on April 17, 2014; and brother, Jody Justice.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Pastor Jack Williams officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in South Bloomingville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, November 21, 2014 from 2-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Charles Mathias, Jr.

    Another World War II veteran has left this world to meet his precious Creator. Charles Howard Mathias, Jr. died November 18, 2014 at his home following a brief illness. Charles, 93, was born in Rockbridge on January 30, 1921, to the late Charles H. Mathias, Sr. and Henrietta (Brown) Mathias.

    Charles enlisted in the military on September 22, 1942. He earned the rank of Private First Class in the 1561st Army Air Force Base Unit. During World War II he served one year on the island of Saipan as a Special Vehicle Operator. He was honorably discharged from the Army of the United States on September 9, 1945.

    Charles married his sweetheart Josephine B. Iles on June 19, 1949. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June of this year. Charles and Josephine are the parents of three children: Carol (Randy) Herron of Troy, Ohio; Barbara (David) Crawford of Rockbridge; and Randy (Janet) Mathias of Logan.

    In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by six grandsons: Scott (Teri) Herron, Jarrod (Carrie) Crawford, Kevan (Kristin) Mathias, Benjamin (Stacey) Crawford, Nick Mathias, and Caleb Mathias; five great-grandchildren: Austin and Ashlyn Mathias, Silas, Cohen, and Sawyer Crawford; three nieces and five nephews.

    Charles was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters: Helen Berry, Eula Cooksey, Mary Deeds, and Mabel Scholl.

    Charles graduated from Rockbridge High School in 1939. He loved music and played the trombone in school and with the church orchestra. He also sang in the Enterprise Echoes quartet and was the choir director at Kline Memorial United Methodist Church for many years, where he was an active member.

    Charles enjoyed working on his farms on Clear Creek and Iles Road for over 65 years. He was a member of the Hocking County Farm Bureau. Many former Logan School District students will remember Mr. Mathias as their school bus driver, which he did for 17 years. He served on the Hocking County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

    Funeral services for Mr. Mathias were held on Friday November 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio. Pastor Linda Ward officiated. Burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio, where Military Graveside services were conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

    Calling Hours were observed from 5-8 pm on Thursday and 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the Charles Mathias Memorial Fund at Kline Memorial United Methodist Church, 28996 Enterprise-Iles Rd., Logan, OH. 43138 or FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130.

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Billy Lee Hamby

    Billy Lee Hamby, 66, of Rockbridge, Ohio passed away November 14, 2014 at his residence.

    Billy was born December 8, 1947 in Vicco, Kentucky to William Clyde and Dotsy Hamby. He was a self-employed truck driver, farmer, and owned and operated B&B Auto Body.

    Surviving are his wife, Susane Hamby; children, Michelle Hamby, Cody Hamby, Billy Hamby, Shannon (James) Weems, and Norman (Misty) Kimberlin; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister, Connie Beuning.

    Billy was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tonya Kimberlin; siblings, Dana Hamby, Brenda Wisecup, David Hamby, and Janet Hamby.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Pastor Jim Martin officiating.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and one hour prior to service.

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Lester I. Bell

    Lester I. Bell, 80, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 9, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center Lancaster, Ohio.

    Lester was born September 2, 1934 in Perry County, Ohio to Luther and Ines Bell.

    Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Nancy Bell of Logan; son, Brian (Rachel) Bell of Columbus; daughter, Laurie Bell of Columbus; mother-in-law, Pauline Wahl of Logan; and brother, Kenneth (Janice) Bell of Logan.

    Lester was preceded in death by his parents.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Maxville, Ohio with Pastor Thomas L. Gates II officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Maxville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10-11 am at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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Jana L. Baker

    Jana L. Baker, 47, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 8, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Jana was born February 8, 1967 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Dennis W. and Janice M. Baker. She was a 1985 graduate of Logan High School; received an Associate Degree from Southeastern Business College; and manager of the Family Dollar Stores in Logan and Lancaster.

    Surviving are her mother, Janice M. Baker of Logan; children, Seth W. Leasure of Logan, Kelci M. Leasure of Logan, and Silas D. Newsome of Logan; grandchildren, Cameron A. Leasure, Ryleigh A. Leasure, Caiden A. Leasure, and Adalynn R Leasure-Keyes; father, Dennis W. Baker of Logan; sister, Denise M (James) Frasure of Logan; brother, Denny D. (Heather) Baker of Nelsonville; grandmother, Wanda M. Martin of Logan; several nieces, aunts, & uncles; and many cousins.

    Jana was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth L. Martin; uncle, Jerry L. Martin; grandparents, Carlton & Joanne Baker; and a cousin, Josie Saunders.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Thursday November 13, 2014 at the First Church Praise and Worship Center, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Michael Martin officiating. Burial was in New Straitsville Cemetery, New Straitsville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, and 12-1 pm Thursday at the church.

    A reception at the First Church Praise and Worship Center followed the service.

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Jesse R. Martin

    Jesse R. Martin, 84, of Logan, Ohio passed away, with his family at his side, on November 9, 2014 at Logan Health Care Center, Logan, Ohio.

    Jesse was born December 13, 1929 in Sand Run, Ohio. He was a US Army veteran; and formerly worked for Coffman Stair Company in Logan and the City of Logan.

    Surviving are his wife, Lillian Darlene Martin of Logan; son, Richard Curtis (Rebecca) Martin of Logan; daughter, Christine M. Martin of Logan; grandchildren, Holly, Bridget, and Patricia; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Edna; and brother, Lester Martin of Logan.

    Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, Sy Martin and Margaret Martin Kinnison; daughter, Deborah Jane Martin; grandson, Richard C. Martin Jr.; sisters, Evelyn Teal and Margaret Denune; and brothers, Bill, Dick, Ben, John, Leonard, Albert, Clarence, and Robert F. Martin.

    Funeral services were held at 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio. The Hocking County Honor Guard folded and presented the flag at the service.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Richard L Huston

    Richard L Huston 87, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 6, 2014 at Logan Health Care Center, Logan, Ohio.

    Richard was born January 28, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio to Stanley and Altheo Huston. He was a member of the Immanuel United Methodist church for over 50 years; member of the American Legion; member of the AmVets; member of the Moose Lodge; and retired from the Teamsters #40 in Mansfield, Ohio.

    Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Florence G. Huston, who he married on August 15, 1948; daughter, Bonnie Huston; grandson, Billy Stevens of Logan; granddaughter, Betty Reider; and 4 great-grandchildren.

    Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. King Kelly officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio, where Military Graveside Services were conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

    Calling hours were observed Monday, November 10, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Michael S. Brierley

    Michael S. Brierley 65, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 6, 2014 at The Pickering House, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Michael was born May 21, 1949. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War; and retired from Saving Hardware in Logan.

    Surviving are his mother, Jean Jones; wife of 41 years, Melonie Brierley; daughter, Kelli Brierley; son, Zach Brierley; grandson, Sabastian Brierley; and granddaughter, Cassie Brierley.

    Michael was preceded in death by his father, Roy Brierley; and his grandparents, Lillian and Galvin Wilson.

    There were no services.

    Arrangements were by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.

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Shirley D. Mathena

    Shirley D. Mathena 76, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 5, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    Shirley was born April 20, 1938 in Drakes, Ohio to Walter P. and Hazel L. Coffman Glenaman. She was a long time member of Coonville Holiness Mission; member of the Ladies Prayer and Praise Group in Logan; and formerly worked in the Carborundum Canteen, as a waitress at Brandts Restauraunt; a telephone operator; and in housekeeping at Hocking Valley Community Hospital for many years.

    Surviving are her sisters, Lucy Miller of Logan, Grace (Joseph) Azbell of Logan, and Hazel "Patty" Carroll of Logan; and many nieces and nephews.

    Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold L. Mathena; brothers, Francis, Walter, Lewis, and Frank Glenaman; and sister, Pearl Lawson.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. James Mathias officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, November 7, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the funeral home. 

    The family suggests donations to a charity of your choice.

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Mary Robinson

    Mary Alice McManis Robinson went to be with our Lord unexpectedly on November 1, 2014.

    Mary was born April 27, 1955 to Mary and Charles McManis of Creola. Mary is survived by Donald Barbee Jr. of which she shared the last 15 years of her life with. Her mother Mary of Creola; sisters, Maggie (Wayne Pfeifer) Easter of Waverly, Faye (Carl) Robinson of Chillicothe, and Angie (Dwain) Smith of Logan; brothers, Tom Sr. (Pam) McManis of McArthur, Noel (Katha Harper) McManis of McArthur, and Robert (Debbie Bolton) McManis of Creola.

    Although Mary did not have any children of her own she was a mother figure to many. She considered all of her nieces and nephews her children and treated them as such.

    Mary was preceded in death by her father Charles McManis; sister Marilyn McManis; and many other family members.

    Final arrangements were handled by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home of Logan, Ohio. Funeral service were held Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 am at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Pamela L. McManis officiating. Internment was in Elk Cemetery, McArthur, Ohio.

    Calling hours were held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

    After the service there was a family gathering held in the modular (behind McDonalds) at Calvary Assembly Church in McArthur, Ohio for food and fellowship.

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Randy Blackburn

    Randy Joseph Blackburn 57, of Logan, Ohio passed away November 2, 2014 at his residence.

    Randy was born September 4, 1957 in Lancaster, Ohio to Stanley Sr. and Emma Blackburn. He was a member of the AmVets, VVA and the American Legion of Logan.

    Surviving are his wife, Linda Blackburn of Logan; children, Angel (Jake) Nihiser of Sugar Grove and Rusty Lee (Amia) Holdren of Logan; 5 grandchildren; sister, Diane (Gary) Lloyd of Logan; brothers, Stanley Blackburn Jr. of Nelsonville, Sam Blackburn of Columbus, Mark (Linda) Blackburn of Nashville, TN, Bobby Blackburn of Nelsonville and Rodney Blackburn of Logan; and mother-in-law, Delena Windle of Logan.

    Randy was preceded in death by his parents; son, Buddy Roy Blackburn; and brother, Ricky L. Blackburn.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Wednesday November 5, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. King Kelly officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio where Military Graveside services were conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard

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

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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Harry T. Matheny

    Harry T. Matheny 71, of Logan, Ohio passed away October 27, 2014 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital Logan, Ohio.

    Harry was born February 4, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio to Clarence A. and Isabelle J. Matheny. He attended Murray City School and was a 1961 graduate of Buchtel-York High School; retired after 35 years from Columbia Gas Company; the oldest member of the Murray City Eagles #1044; member of the Logan Eagles #2168; and was a good husband, father and grandfather.

    Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Myrna Matheny of Logan; sons, John A. Matheny of Logan and Keith A. (Cindy) Matheny of Logan; grandchildren, Tiffany (Brandon) Harper of Lancaster, whom was raised in the home, Jessica Matheny of Logan, Andy (Shyana Bookman) Matheny of Logan, and Kristen Matheny of Logan; great-grandchild, Maddox Leidel of Logan; brother, Phillip (Candy) Matheny of Logan; sisters, Patricia Walker and her husband, Chuck Walnohl, of Lancaster, Mary Jane (Tom) Meek of Grove City, Sandra (Larry) Wolfe of Murray City, and Betsy (Gary) Ross of Murray City; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews

    Harry was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beulah Jean Matheny and Florence Burton; and brother, Lewis Matheny.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, October 31, 2014, from 5-8 pm at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.

    A private burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

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Harry F. Burgess

    Harry F. Burgess 92, of Logan, Ohio passed away peacefully on October 26, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by family.

    Harry was born April 26, 1922 in Gore, Ohio to Henson D. and Blanche L. Burgess.

    He was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran. He was a waist gunner on a B-17 “Evanton Babe” in the 8th Air Force, 731st bomb squadron. His plane was shot down over Holland on March 6, 1944. He was captured and was a POW for 14 months in Stualft IV and VI. He was liberated on April 26, 1945 in Bitterfeld, Germany. Harry was awarded the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, AAF AIR Crew member badge (wings), and a European Tour Medal. He was the last WWII POW in Hocking County. Harry was an avid golfer and loved attending sports; an Ohio State fan; lifetime member of the AMVETS; member of Barbwire Association in Lancaster; attended the POW-MIA conventions; member of the New Straitsville Historical Society; and the Grand Marshall of the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in Logan.

    Surviving are his daughter, Cheryl A. & Richard C. Spencer Jr. of Logan; grandchildren, William "Chip" Patterson of Logan, Teri Spencer of Logan, and Chance (Tracy) Spencer of Tigerton, WI; great-grandchildren, Dylan Mellinger of Logan, Taryne and Cy Spencer of Tigerton, WI; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack & Novella Gottke of Bowling Green, KY, Jane & Bill Keating of Smithville, Ohio, Rita Brooker of Logan, and Norman Gilmore of Orville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

    Harry was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Wanda L. Burgess, who passed away December 7, 1999; siblings, Bessie M. Kemper, R. Margaret Wallace, Ruth A Huston, and Kenneth Burgess; and brothers & sisters-in-law, Robert Gottke, Betty L. Gilmore, Martha J. Huston, Hugh Brooker, and Robert Huston.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio. Burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio, where Military Graveside services were conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

    Calling hours were observed Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 11 to time of service at the funeral home.

    The family suggests donations be made to Fair HoPe Hospice 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, Ohio 43130; Hocking County Humane Society P.O. Box 863 Logan, Ohio 43138; or any military organization.

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Carl Lawrence “Larry” Haislep

    Carl Lawrence “Larry” Haislep passed away in his home surrounded by family and friends on October 14, 2014.

    He was born on March 26, 1948 in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

    Carl is survived by his son Joshua R. Haislep of Logan; granddaughter Abigail M. Haislep of Logan; and long time companion Helen Nixten of Logan.

    He will be sadly missed but always in our hearts.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Larry’s name at The OSU Cancer Center or Fair HoPe Hospice 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, Ohio 43138.

    There were no services per Larry’s wishes.

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