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Elta M. Collins - No Services

Cynthia M. Sowers - January 21, 2015

Frances E. Cox - January 21, 2015

Bertha Lee Ledford - January 10, 2015

Autumn Marie Smith - January 8, 2015




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

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Jerry Carper

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Ray Robert Dollison

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George F. Edwards

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Lawrence Flowers / Daniel Owen Fouch Sr.

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James Robert Geil / Norma Jean Goss

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Laura K. Hacker / Carl Lawrence “Larry” Haislep / Billy Lee Hamby / Donald J. Hamilton / Sally J. Justice Huffman / Richard L Huston

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Neil Paul Kerns / William H. Kessler / Gerald D. "Dave" Kinnison / Danny L Kline

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Janice Jeanette Ledford / Ernest Lehman

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Jesse R. Martin / Shirley D. Mathena / Harry T. Matheny / Charles Howard Mathias, Jr. / Lenore McClain

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James R. "Doggie" Newton

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Rosalie F. Odom

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Felix "Jack" Patton, Sr.

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

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Betty J. Scaparrotti / Neil F. Shaw / William L. Smith

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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 / Ralph Franklin Wyckoff Sr / Pauline Mae Wyskiver

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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 will be 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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Donna June Ringhiser

    Donna June Ringhiser, 82, of Columbus, Ohio passed away October 12, 2014 at Pataskala Oaks Care Center Pataskala, Ohio.

    Donna was born May 9, 1932 in Salineville, Ohio to John James and Frances Dunbar. She was a graduate of Salineville High School; attended Covenant Evangelical Church in Columbus; worked at the Home Extention Group; was a seamstress and avid quilter; traveled the world; loved the outdoors; and always had animals.

    Surviving are her sons, Gary M. (Joyce) Peters of Prosperity, SC and John C. (Stephanni) Peters of Alexandria, Ohio; daughter, Vicki L. (John) Herman of Crestline, Ohio; step-sons, Rodeny (Diane) Ringhiser of Newark and Raymond (Sheridan) Ringhiser of Seattle, WA; 10 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

    Donna was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gail Charles Peters, who passed away in 1972; second husband, Robert R. Ringhiser, who passed away in 2014; and brother, Jack Dunbar.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. James Mathias and Wayne Richards officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, October 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Laura K. Hacker

    Laura K. Hacker, 46, of Rockbridge, Ohio passed away October 11, 2014 at University Medical Center Columbus, Ohio.

    Laura was born January 18, 1968 in Lancaster, Ohio to Stephen Cooksey and Ruth Ann McGrew. She was a 1986 graduate of Logan High School; and member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Gibisonville.

    Surviving are her husband of 25 years, James D. Hacker; sons, Justin & Cameron Hacker both of Rockbridge; mother, Ruth Ann McGrew of Lancaster; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Dan & Linda Hacker of Logan; grandmother, Margaret Slate of Gibisonville; sister, Korey (Zach) Lane of Lancaster; aunt, Esther Whitcraft of Gibisonville; and a niece, Luka Lane.

    Laura was preceded in death by her father, Stephen Cooksey.

    Funeral services were held 11:30 am Wednesday October 15, 2014 at the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Gibisonville, Ohio with Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Gibisonville, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Tuesday from 5-8 pm at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, and Wednesday 10:30-11:30 AM at the church.

    The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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James R. "Doggie" Newton

    James R. "Doggie" Newton 69, of Logan, Ohio passed away October 10, 2014 at his residence.

    James was born February 6, 1945 in Athens, Ohio to Arthur Leroy and Freda Blanch Newton. He was a US Army veteran; a member of the Masons, Anglers Paradise, Eagles of Logan and the American Legion of Logan; and a life member of the AmVets of Logan.

    Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Wilma Jean Newton; children, Jacqueline L. (Toby) Turner of Logan, Jimmy "Junior" (Teresa) Newton of Logan, and Jody (Rich) Nice of Logan; grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua and James Bailey, Joseph Wayne Newton, and Haley and Hunter Nice; and great-grandchildren, J. D., Josie, Julia, Joshua, Brennon and Brantley.

    James was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandchild, Jaden; and brother, Charles Newton.

    There were no funeral services.

    Calling hours were observed Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to Hocking Inspire Shelter, 72 E. Main St. Logan, Ohio 43138.

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Neil Paul Kerns

    Neil Paul Kerns 82, of Logan, Ohio passed away October 8, 2014 at The Pickering House Lancaster, Ohio.

    Neil was born December 20, 1931 in Columbus, Ohio to John L. and Mary Elsie Kerns. He lived most of his time growing up in the north end of Columbus; graduated from North High School; worked at North American then retired from North American-Rockwell; and he was an avid Ohio State fan.

    Surviving are son Kevin P. (Cathy) Kerns of Rockbridge; daughters, Janelle L. (Charles) Freeman of Rockbridge, and Neilene L (Carl) Prideau of Laurelville; grandchildren Kyle P. (Ali) Kerns, Christopher M. (Emily) Kerns, Brent M. (Stephanie) Hurst, Cory P. (Jessica) Kerns and Caitlin R. Prideau; great-grandchildren Alexander Kerns, Abrielle Kerns, Amrissa Kerns, and Charlotte Hurst; brothers, John L. Kerns of Ft Myers, Florida, and Peter Allen of Columbus; sister Carole Jean (Terry) Jones of Westerville; and several nieces and nephews.        

    Neil was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Connie Lou Kerns who passed away  March 15, 2012.  

    Funeral services were held 10:00 am Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Jeremy Edwards officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, October 10, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home. 

    The family suggests donations be made to FairHoPe Hospice 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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Daniel Owen Fouch Sr.

    Daniel Owen Fouch Sr. 54, of Sugar Grove, Ohio passed away October 7, 2014 at  his residence in Sugar Grove, Ohio.

    Daniel was born August 23, 1960 in Logan, Ohio to Carl E. and L. Annabelle Fouch. He was a 1978 graduate of Logan High School; 4-H  advisor for 19 years; foster parent for 12 years; played softball and basketball with Special Olympics in Fairfield County. Daniel bowled in Logan and Lancaster and played in the men's softball league in Logan.

    Surviving are wife Ella Fouch, married on December 29, 1980; daughter Mirada (Mike) Moreland; sons Daniel (Stephanie) Fouch Jr., and Noah Fouch; grandchildren Nathan Moreland, Evan Moreland, Jacob Moreland, Hayden Fouch, Adelyn Fouch, and Jordyn Moreland; brother Doug Fouch; sister Carla McCabe; sister-in-law Sherry Fouch; special friends Elizabeth, Michael, Cheyanne, Christopher and Tiffany McPherson.        

    Daniel was preceded in death by father Carl Fouch; mother L. Annabelle Fouch; brothers Michael Fouch and Keith Fouch.      

    Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, October 10, 2014 from 12 Noon to time of service.     

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Lenore McClain

    Lenore McClain, 88, of Union Furnace, Ohio, passed away October 7, 2014 at Lanfair Center for Rehab & Nursing Care, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Lenore was born July 22, 1926 in Hocking County, Ohio to Fred and Roxie Thrush. She was a 1944 graduate of Union Furnace High School; and attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Logan, Ohio.

    Surviving are her sons, Jerry (Jane) McClain of Logan, and Jack (Annette) McClain of New Plymouth; daughters, Judy (Rick) Rhodes of Logan, and Joyce (Douglas) Zeyer of Pickerington; grandchildren, Cheri Rhodes, Terry Rhodes, John McClain, Jackie McClain, Joe McClain, Jessica Dillon, Sarah Ward, and Melissa Souders; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Seibel of Sugar Grove; and brother, Robert (Frances) Thrush.        

    Lenore was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John Thomas McClain, who passed away June 28, 2009: and brother, Herman Thrush.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday October 10, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Thursday from 6-8pm at the funeral home.   

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Jerry Carper

    Jerry E. Carper 75, of Logan, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 23, 2014 at his residence.

    Jerry was born July 19, 1939 in Lancaster, Ohio to Sheridan and Billie V. Carper. He was a manager at City Loan in Logan and owned some rentals; and member of AmVets. Jerry loved going to auctions; had a passion for Lake Logan; and was a huge Buckeye fan.

    Surviving are his wife, Carolyn L. Carper; daughters, Sandra (Nathan) Rinehart and Sheila (Scott Frazier) Woodson all of Logan; grandchildren, Tiffany (Matthew Rutter) and Tristan Roley, Rachel (Christan Hacker) Woodson, and Tylor Rinehart; great-grandchildren, Renae Woodson and Keegan Rutter; siblings, Richard Carper and Bonnie Clark; and special friends, Ron Hawk and the late Danny Kline.

    Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom Carper; and grandparents, Ben and Evelena Farmer.

    A memorial service was held Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Hocking Hills United Methodist Church, 66 Hunter St. Logan, Ohio with Rev. Rolland Mitchell officiating.

    The family received friends from 5:00 pm till time of service. A reception with food and fellowship immediately followed the service at the church.

    A private military graveside service was held by the Hocking County Honor Guard at Floral Hill Memory Gardens, Lancaster, Ohio.

    The family requests donations can be made to Al Horskey Scholarship Fund c/o Jeff North, Logan High School, 14470 St. Rt. 328 Logan, Ohio 43138.

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

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Danny L Kline

    Danny L Kline, 76, of Logan, Ohio passed away September 19, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Danny was born April 7, 1938 in Greendale, Ohio to John E. and Bessie Kline. He retired from the Hocking County Court House. Danny was an avid hunter and outdoorsman; loved being at the farm; riding his ATV; and sitting around the campfire with his family and friends.

    Surviving are his children, Tammy (Tad) Murata, Vicky (Jim) McGregor, Rick (LeeAnn) Kline, Jovetta (Brian Geil) Hampton, and Brad (Robin) Kline; step-children, Brian (Anna) Mason, and Margaret Denise Arnoff; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Margie Moore and Patty Burdette; and brother, Dick Kline.

    Danny was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Kline; brothers, Merlin and Thurman Kline; sisters, Betty Thomas and Doris Chute; and granddaughter, Heather Travis.

    Funeral services were held 11:00 am Thursday September 25, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Charles E. Fidler officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

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

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Gerald D. "Dave" Kinnison

    Gerald D. "Dave" Kinnison, 66, of Columbus, Ohio passed away, after a long battle with cancer, on September 16, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

    Gerald was born December 11, 1947 in Warren, Ohio to Gerald J. and Hazel F. Kinnison. He was a self-employed contract interior and exterior painter.

    Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Doris Kinnison of Columbus; daughters, Lisa (Rob) Oliver of Orient, Candice (Kenneth) Chastain of Wisconsin, Susan (Julian) Acejo of Wolverine, Michigan, and Sherrie (Josh Jones) Fuller of Vanderbelt, Michigan; grandchildren, David, Jonathan, Jeffery, Brandie, Rachel, Mathew, and Rainy; great-grandchildren, Ella, Kiley, Abigayle, Payton, Kenneth, and Sierra; and brothers, Gary Kinnison Sr. of Pleasantville, Oklahoma and Gayle "Dennis" Kinnison Sr. of Mt Pleasant, SC.         

    Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandchild, Lilly; and sisters, Judy Stewart and Janet Chastain.

    Private burial was held by the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan, OH.

    In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society Central Region 5555 Frantz Rd. Dublin, OH 43017.

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Betty Scaparrotti

    Betty J. Scaparrotti, 94, of Logan, Ohio passed away September 9, 2014 at her residence.

    Betty was born January 1, 1920 in Logan, Ohio to George F. and Margarite Agnes Brown. She was a 1940 graduate of Logan High School and graduate of Hocking College; worked for 20 years with the Hocking County Health Department; member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Women of the Church, Hocking County Hospital Twig II Auxiliary, 50 year member of Sigma Phi Gamma Chapter 99, Women of the Moose, and was a volunteer at Hocking Community Hospital.

    Surviving are her children, Michele Scaparrotti of Logan, Deborah Scaparrotti of Logan, and General Curtis Michael (Cindy) Scaparrotti; grandchildren, Michael Scaparrotti, and Stephanie (Luke) High; great-grandchildren, Ava High and Jacob High; and special friends, Susie Hall, Linda Leach, and Ann and Lee Bateman.

    Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, whom she married December 23, 1943, Michael C. Scaparrotti, who passed away November 16, 1999.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Logan, Ohio with Pastor Scott Baker officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, September 12, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio and one hour prior to the service at the church.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St. Logan, Ohio 43138 or Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 966 Logan, Ohio 43138.

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Felix "Jack" Patton, Sr.

    Felix Jackson "Jack" Patton, Sr. 72, of Logan, Ohio passed away September 5, 2014 at his residence.

    “Jack” was born September 21, 1941 in Hocking County, Ohio to Felix W. and Stella Patton. Jack retired from Hocking Valley Concrete after 47 years.

    Surviving are his sons, Jack (Vickie) Patton of Logan, Jeff Patton of Logan and Rick (Judy) Patton of Logan; 9 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Rev. Betty Brooks of Logan, Luella Warren of Lancaster and Marylin (Ralph) Farrar of Logan; brother, Kenneth (Linda) Patton of Logan; and special friend, Mark Vaughn of Logan.

    “Jack” was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean Patton, who passed away in 2003; and son, Russel Patton.

    Calling hours were observed from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Wednesday September 10, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio.

    There were no funeral services.

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Ernest Lehman

    Ernest Alfred Adren Lehman passed away on September 5, 2014 at Arcadia Acres Logan, Ohio. He was born October 28, 1928, in Green Township, Hocking County, Ohio. He was the son of the late Jacob (Bert) and Myrta (Kasler) Lehman.

    Ernie attended Haydenville Grade School and Logan High School. He owned two coal mines; worked in road construction; worked for the NATCO Corporation at the Haydenville plant; the Carborundum Company in Logan for 24 years; and was a Green Township Trustee for 28 years.

    He was a life-time member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church (State Route 595) where he served as past superintendant and Sunday School teacher.

    He was a past Master and 60 year member of Mingo Lodge #171 F&AM; Logan Chapter #75 R.A.M.; Hock Hocking Council #39 R.&S.M.; Logan Commandery #78 K.T.; a 32 Degree Mason of the Ancient Scottish Rite of the Valley of Cambridge; Hocking Hills Shrine Club; and Venus Chapter #56 of the O.E.S.; and a former member of the Hillbilly Clan #7; outhouse #2, S.E. Ohio.

    He also was a 50 year member of the I.O.O.F. of Logan where he held the offices of trustee, Past Grand Noble; and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio.

    Ernie is survived by his wife of 67 years Violet Harble Lehman; daughters, Joan Rose of Logan and Vicki (Paul “Eddie“) Souders of Paxton, FL; son Ernest Alan Lehman of Logan; grandchildren, Donald (Mindy) Rose Jr., Jeffrey Rose, Rodney (Nicole) Rose, and Shannon (Tracy) Rose all of Logan, Eddie Paul Souders of Orlando, FL, Carmen Souders of Niceville, FL; great-grandchildren, Donald Rose III, Jennifer Rose, Troy Rose, Kyle Rose, and Sydney Kendrick all of Logan, and Devan Souders of Niceville, FL; brother Garel Lehman of Naples, FL; and special sister-in-law Bonnie Neal of New Straitsville.

    Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Edytha Walker of Logan and Viola Mingus of Athens; brothers, Warner Lehman, John Lehman, Halstead Lehman, Ivor Lehman, Leonard Lehman, and Gerald Lehman who died in infancy; and 12 nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on September 7, 2014 at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan, Ohio with Pastor Ricci Arthur officiating. Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Green Township, Hocking County, Ohio.

    Calling hours were held September 6, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Masonic services were held at 7:00 pm.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ernest Lehman’s name to Ebenezer United Methodist Church C/O David Starlin 14309 St. Rt. 595 Logan, Ohio 43138.

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Donald J. Hamilton

    Donald J. Hamilton, 81, of Logan, Ohio, passed from this life, after a one night stay at Pickering House in Lancaster, on September 2, 2014, with his loving wife, Joan, at his side. Donald had battled a fierce battle with Multiple Myeloma for over 6 years.

    Born September 19, 1932 in Lancaster, he was the son of Donald V. and Nellie (Holliday) Hamilton, the oldest of 13 children. He married Joan Lax Hamilton on August, 20, 1970, who survives. Donald was retired from General Highway Express, having worked at Carborundum, Ford Motors, and Bendix Westinghouse.

    Also surviving are Linda (Mike) Ford of Rockbridge, Lester (Judy) Hamilton of Gore, Roger (Cyndy) Hamilton of Logan, Brenda (Albert) Wahl of Logan, and James Hamilton of Union Furnace. Don is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; aunt, Velma Hamilton; sisters-in-law, Daryle Hamilton and Peggy Hamilton; and brothers-in-law, Lawrence Burns and Elden “Toke” Dexter.

    He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ernest Hamilton, Lawrence Hamilton, Jerry Hamilton, and Earl Hamilton; and sisters, Carolyn Burns, Della Dexter, and Lori Cauthon.

    Don never stopped working, even after his cancer started to slow him down. keeping busy with his gardening, and enjoyed getting together with family and friends to play his guitar. He also enjoyed his old collector cars.

    Don and Joan enjoyed their family birds, as well as the wild birds, which they fed all winter long. Their birds, Dickie, Petey, Billie and Paulie preceded him in death.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 8, 2014, with visitation having been on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio, with Rev. Walter Bruah officiating.

    Burial was in Carbon Hill Cemetery, Carbon Hill, Ohio.

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421 in Don's Memory or Friends of the Park, Logan, Ohio.

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Norma Jean Goss

    Norma Jean Goss 85, of Logan, Ohio passed away September 3, 2014 at Logan Health Care, Logan, Ohio.

    Norma was born May 7, 1929 in Hocking County, Ohio to Josephine Starcher. She was a 1948 graduate of Logan High School; member of the First Presbyterian Church; member of the Logan Moose Auxillary; and a member of the Senior Citizens Center of Logan.

    Surviving are her sons, John (Cyndi) Devore of Minnisota, Charles Michael Devore of Logan, Steven D. (Tenaya) Devore of Logan, and Jeffrey S. Devore of Tiffin, Ohio; step-son Brian (Theresa) Goss of Columbus; step-daughter-in-law Lea Ann Goss of Corning; step-daughters, Debora (Jim) Geil of Logan and Angie (Mike) Shuttleworth of Logan; 10 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; many great grandchildren  and step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Lee Wildermuth and Bob Wildermuth both of Logan.

    Norma was preceded in death by her adoptive parents Ralph Starcher and Hattie Tritsch; mother and step-father Josephine and Don Wildermuth; first husband, Albert W. Devore; second husband, Richard Goss; step-daughter Lisa Nihiser;  step-son James Goss; step-grandson Chad Shuttleworth; and an uncle who was like a brother, Charles Starcher.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Rev. Larry Hoffmann and Rev. Bruce Livingstone officiating. Burial was in New Fairview Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

    Calling hours were observed Friday, September 5, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.           

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Ralph Franklin Wyckoff Sr

    Ralph Franklin Wyckoff Sr., of Logan passed away at his home on August 26, 2014 at the age of 94. He was born in Chauncey, Ohio, February 19, 1920, the son of the late Frank and Louie Wyckoff. The family soon moved to Hocking County where he lived all his life. He was a lifelong member of the New Zion United Methodist Church on Blackjack Road.

    Ralph was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Georgia Hicks Wyckoff; son, Ralph Wyckoff Jr.; and granddaughters, Sheila Hagan and Tina Wyckoff.

    He is survived by a daughter, Marvennia (Bob) Kull of Lancaster; sons, Gary Wyckoff of Sebring, FL, and Ronald (Marty) Kolb-Wyckoff of Souderton, PA; 11 grandchildren, two of whom he and Georgia helped to raise, Joseph (Sandra) Wyckoff of Logan, and Mary Ann (Paul) Cramer of South Bloomingville; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald “Bud” Wyckoff of Lithopolis, and Leroy Wyckoff of Eaglewood, TN; sister, Ester Westfall of Lutts, TN; special friends, Richard & Jamie Riggs of Logan, the Roy and Clysta Dicken family, and nieces, Ruby Spackey, and Kay Garrett.     

    Ralph was a WWII Veteran, from 1944-45, serving in the Rhineland Central Europe Campaign, where he received the Good Conduct Medal, Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and Victory Medal. Ralph was one of the founding members of the Washington Twp Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief from 1977-1992. He built 3 fire trucks for the Fire Department to get them underway.         

    Ralph began his mechanical career in 1936 at the Lawrence Harden Garage. His last 25 years of employment were with the Logan Carborundum Grinding Wheel Company. He loved to work in his garage, where he did many projects for family and friends around the community. His mechanical gifts and ingenuity will be greatly missed.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Friday August 29, 2014 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan with Rev. Marty Kolb-Wyckoff officiating.

    Calling hours were held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, and 10:00-11:00 am on Friday at the funeral home

    Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio, where Military graveside services were conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

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