Jack Cordle, 80

Jack Cordle, 80, of Minford passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born July 15, 1935 in Blaine, Kentucky to the late Selca and Susie Cordle. He was a dairy farmer for 50+ years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine on November 6, 2006; son, Jack Dewayne Cordle in 1959; four brothers, Paul, Norman, Dewey, Selca Junior and one sister, Minerva. He is survived by two sons, Mike Cordle of Minford and Brian (Tami) Cordle of Minford; three daughters, Belinda (Alan) Moore of Wheelersburg, Pam (Gary) Kelly and Susan (DeWayne) Snyder of Minford; five grandchildren, Alison (Jim) Snodgrass, Michael (Tara) Cordle, Katie (Greg) Shirey, Wes (Terah) Cordle, Derek (Erin) Snyder; nine great grandchildren, Kara Harris, Waylon, Wyatt, Chase and Gabriel Cordle, Henry and Lacey Shirey, Dylan Snodgrass and Oakley Snyder; four brothers, Bill, Floyd, Lace, and John, and three sisters, Linda, Janet and Mary. The family will like to give special thanks to Heartland of Portsmouth.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Brett McGraw officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Roger C. Coriell, Sr., 82

Roger C. Coriell, Sr., 82, of Minford, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his residence. Born May 27, 1934 in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of the late Raymond and Ethel (Turner) Coriell, he was a graduate of Minford High School Class of 1952, a masonry contractor, a member of St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by four sons, Roger (Cindy) Coriell, Jr. of Portsmouth, Raymond (Susan) Coriell of Minford, Randall (Jennifer) Coriell of Portsmouth, Robert (Jodi) Coriell of Portsmouth; twelve grandchildren, Jeb (Rachel) Coriell, Lyndsey (Joe) Saltsman, Lauren Coriell, Evan Coriell, Hunter Harrell, Cole Harrell, Daryhl (Brady) Pisano, Ciara Coriell, Casey Coriell, Brea Coriell, Tori Coriell, Miranda Call; five great grandchildren, Tate Coriell, Talen Coriell, Rylee Coriell, Reyse Saltsman, Emerson Pisano; four brothers, Richard Coriell, Steve Coriell, John Coriell, Kenneth Coriell, and four sisters, Carolyn Wilcox, Diane Walker, Connie Brisker, and Mona Rupp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on March 11, 2009, Julia “Judy” (Miller) Coriell, whom he married on August 1, 1959; a brother, Ronald Coriell, and two sisters, Pat Laudermilk and Joyce Harper.
Mass and Christian burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Wheelersburg with Father Joe Yokum and Deacon Chris Varacalli officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Wake Service at 8:00 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Ronald Boggs, 80

Ronald Boggs, 80, of Clarktown, passed Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth. Born June 30, 1935 in Portsmouth, Ohio a son of the late Novle K. and Imogene Kelly (Doss) Boggs, he retired from OSCO in Portsmouth, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred H. Boggs, David K. Boggs, Richard Boggs, Kenneth Boggs, and a very special friend Clarabelle Slack.
Graveside services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg with Harold Harness officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Lillian G. Hitchcock, 73

Lillian Gladys Creech Culwell Hitchcock, 73, of Waverly, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at James Cancer Center in Columbus. Born July 2, 1942 in Letcher County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Fulton and Essie Garrett Creech, she was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Jackson, was a homemaker and was of the Christian Faith.

She is survived by two sons, William Joseph (Billy Joe) Culwell and Robert Charles (Robby) Culwell both of Waverly; two brothers, Joseph “Meb (Linda) Creech of Tennessee, James Ebb (Faye) Creech of Lucasville; two sisters, Mae Mullins of Cumberland, Kentucky and Faye Roberts of Pound, Virginia; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Velma Creech.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death with two husbands, Bill Culwell and Marvin E. Hitchcock; daughter-in-law, Teresa Culwell; four brothers, Carol, Ray, Roy, Oakley “Buddy” Creech, and two sisters, Marie Turner and Ritter (Rita) Sturgill. Gladys will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Ronnie Hines officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Ridge Cemetery in Beaver. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Arlene Knore, 93

Elsie Arlene Knore, 93, of Paris, Kentucky, a former Minford area resident, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at her residence. Born August 9, 1922 in Fullerton, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Floyd and Dillie Florence Boggs Sexton, she was a homemaker and was member Sunshine Church of Christ. She is survived by two sons and daughters–in-law, Dennis and Kathy Knore of Mobile, Alabama, Don and Lisa Knore of Paris, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Alina (Ally) Knore, Cole Knore (Don & Lisa), and Zachary Knore (Dennis & Kathy), and 31 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Victor D. Knore on August 9, 2014; one son in infancy, David Lee Knore, and eight brothers and sisters, Oscar Melvin Sexton, Lebern Tyree Sexton, Edward Orville Sexton, Dorothy Gertrude Alexander, Elmo Paul Sexton, Helen June Abney, Juanita Mae Clay, and Eugene Clifford Sexton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016 at Sunshine Church of Christ in Minford with Steve Miller, Minister and Jamie Riley, Minister officiating. Burial will be at Batterson Cemetery near Minford. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the Church. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Sunshine Church of Christ, 20 Barklow Rd Portsmouth, OH 45662 or Hospice of the Bluegrss, 2312 Alexandria Drive Lexington, KY 40504. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Wesley C. Gammon, 95

Wesley Cheney Gammon, 95, of Lucasville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was born March 29, 1921 in Scioto County to the late George and Elizabeth Jenkins Gammon, he was a mechanic for Houston Pontiac in Portsmouth, was retired chemical operator from Goodyear Atomic Corp. in Piketon, was a member of Living Waters Fellowship, and was a US Navy WWII veteran. He is survived by his children Linda Howard of Lancaster, Dean (Ginger) Gammon of Greenup, Diana (Bill) Alley of Lucasville, David (Sharon) Gammon of Cincinnati; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Ilene Munn Gammon on December 8, 2015; one sister, Gail Slusher and one brother, Glenn Gammon.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Dicky L. Butts officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens near Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Ella B. Madden, 81

Ella Bea Madden, 81, a former Scioto County resident, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Circle of Life, Earlene Howard Hospice in Springdale, Arkansas. She was born September 21, 1934 in Lewis County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Mickle E. and Cassie (Howard) Parker. Ella is survived by two daughters, Kay (John) Howard of Minford, Shelley (Gene) Tabor of Rogers, Arkansas; one son Donnie (Anissa) Bush of Columbus; one daughter-in-law, Johnna Bush; 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Wayne Madden on September 2, 2012; two sons, Rob Bush and Tim Bush; 8 brothers, Lovell Parker, Orville Parker, Elza Parker, Ernest Parker, Calvin Parker, Thurman Parker, Frank Parker,  Herman Parker and 5 sisters, Dollie Lambert, Alma Jordan, Laura Davis, Dorothy Brown and Nellie Young.
Funeral services will be conducted Noon, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, with Pastor Alan Rose officiating. Burial will be in Jacobs Cemetery near Lucasville. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Mary F. “Dutch” Wilson, 92

Mary Frances “Dutch” Wilson, 92, of Minford, died Saturday, June 4, 2016 in the same house where she was born, March 22, 1924. She was a daughter of the late George Brenton McClellan Wilson and Grace E. (Snodgrass) Wilson. Dutch was a member of Minford United Methodist Church, a graduate of Minford High School in the class of 1943, a member of the Lucasville Order of the Easter Star # 495, worked for William’s Shoe Manufacturing in Portsmouth for 33 years and retired in 1987 from Goodyear Atomic Corporation, with 10 years of service. She is survived by a sister, Carolyn Kay (David) Blackburn of Columbus, Ohio; nine nieces and nephews, Carolyn Cupp, David Wilson, Elva Busch, Mary Ellen Schatz, Dean Parks, George Parks, Diane Wallace, Daniel Murphy, Lisa Frieling; and fourteen great nieces and great nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert David Wilson and two sisters, Cynthia Ellen Murphy and Kathryn Joan Park.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Dennis Bell Officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the nurses at Professional Case Management. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Minford United Methodist Church 510 East St., Minford, Oh 45653 or a charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Susan M. Sudbrook, 65

Susan Mae Sudbrook, 65, of Beaver, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Holzer Medical Center. Born May 19, 1951, in Paintsville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Lonza and Eliza (Frazier) Blevins, she was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Carl Sudbrook (Sherry Edmonds); two daughters, Donna Hall (Jeremy Clarkson), Marsha Sudbrook; five grandchildren, Shawn Sudbrook, Adrianna Clarkson, Alex Sudbrook, Allen Sudbrook, Bradley Sudbrook, and four sisters, Betty Foster, Marie Wallen, Ruth Reynolds, and Judy Blevins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert Blevins, Lonzo Blevins, James Blevins; four sisters, Marybelle Hurt, Ella Blair, Lori Blevins, Bonnie Crabtree, and one grandson, Brandon Sudbrook.
Graveside services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Howard L. Riddlebarger, 92

Howard Lee Riddlebarger, “The Dozer Man”, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Howard fought a tough battle with Ithiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and never recovered from a very bad fall he had in his home on April 11, 2016. He was the son of the late Clarence and Biance Stratton Riddlebarger. Howard is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Massie Staker Riddlebarger; his daughter, Jill (Jerry) Knight of Wheelersburg; two sons, Mark (Susie) Riddlebarger of Portsmouth and Edwin (Suzanne) Riddlebarger of Winchester, Kentucky; the mother of his children, Etta Wells Riddlebarger Skaggs; his grandchildren, Lindsey, Alyson, Cheyanne Riddlebarger, Amanda Knight and his only grandson, Colter Riddlebarger and the love of his life his great granddaughter, Gwendolyn Vera Riddlebarger. His lovingly extended family: Dr. Martin and Patty Staker of Wheelersburg, Dr. Todd & Elizabeth Staker of North Carolina, and Sheree Staker Arkyns of California, and grandchildren, Michael, Kate, Abby and Mimi Staker and James and Nick Arkyns. Also surviving are his beloved and most cherished sisters, Rosella (Albert) Bonzo of Franklin Furnace, Ruth Buchanan of Cincinnati, Thelma (Dick) Keyes of Ft. Meyers, FL., Donna (Dave) Dalton of Pasadena, Texas, and Jean (Jess) Sims of Ft. Meyers, FL. He was also a special and loved uncle to all the nieces and nephews of his sisters and will be missed so dearly. They all stayed in touch and were a very close family, with many visits with each other and lots of family dinners and Holidays at Libby & Howard’s house.

• Howard and Libby enjoyed Ballroom Dancing together and were members of the “52” Dance Club in Portsmouth.

• They enjoyed their passion for flying and flew many places. Howard was an avid pilot.

• Howard enjoyed his little green Mercedes and watching Lawrence Welk on TV every week.

• He knew every tree by name, he could identify any type of plane especially the World War II fighter planes. He knew them all.

• He loved church, his Bible that he had read over and over until the pages were worn. You can see how he loved to read it as Libby has placed it in his hands to be with him into eternity.

• Howard and Libby started dating in 1994 on October 26, 2003 they were married.

• Nash Car Club of America

• American Legion Post #23

The family would like to thank Dr. Ron Arrick, Dr. Eli Saab and Dr. Jovanovich for their excellent care.

Pallbearers for the service will be Rick Martin, Eric Martin, Michael Staker, Jimmy Riddlebarger, Rodney Buchanan, Jeff Riddlebarger, Nick Arkyns, and David Scarbarough.

A Celebration of Howard’s life will be held at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 with Steve Miller officiating. Visitation will be Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Resting place will be Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Dickey Post #23 American Legion. In lieu of flowers donations can be made through the Scioto Foundation, P.O. Box 911, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 to the Steven Hunter Hope Fund or The Courtney Clifford Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Ruth Walker, 92

Mary Ruth Walker, 92, of Clarktown, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at SOMC Hospice. Born January 12, 1924 in Fleming, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Marion W. and Lillian B. Gardner Turner and was a nurse at Southern Hills. She was a member of Willow Garden Club, a member of the Lucasville Order of the Eastern Star #495, and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Gary Walker of Hartland, MI; three grandsons; two granddaughters; three great grandsons; two great granddaughters; two brothers, Charles R. Turner of Cincinnati, Donald E. Turner of Cincinnati, and one sister, Alice Pfeffer of Urbana, IL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Walker on September 17, 1997 whom she married August 9, 1945; one son, David Walker, and two brothers, William Turner and James C. Turner, and one sister, Jean White.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2016 at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Duncan officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Garnet M. King, 92

Garnet Mae King, 92, of Minford, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born April 20, 1924 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Laura (Prince) Perkins. She was a homemaker, owned and operated Bowen’s Grocery on St. Rt. 139 and attended Charity Freewill Baptist. She is survived by five sons, Ronald Eugene King, Earnest Elwood (Millie) King, Vernon Ray (Barbara) King, Alvin Lee (Mary) King, Jeffery Lane (Sheila) King; Twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; twelve great-great grandchildren and two brothers William Sherman Perkins, and Ralph Edward Perkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest E. King, Sr.; second husband, Hermie “Buddy” Bowen; one son Larry Allen King; one daughter, Ester Darlene Giles; two brothers, Michael Dean Perkns, James Clifford Perkins, and two sisters, Edna Eileen King and Delores Marie Perkins.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Dheel officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Michael L. Smith, 29

Michael Lonnie Smith, 29, of Minford passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born August 14, 1986 in Scioto County, a son of Freddie and Annette (Blackburn) Smith. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Isaac Smith, Nevaeh Smith; long time girl friend, Jennifer Gillem; two sisters, Serena (Anthony) Johnson, Selena (Matthew) Lorts; one brother, Buster (Stacey) Smith, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Kevin Hay officiating. Burial will be at White Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Nora V. Adkins, 83

Nora Vick Adkins, 83, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born March 6, 1933 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Percie and Orpah Adkins, she retired as a display setter and manager at Kmart and a member of Lakeside Community Church. She is survived by a niece Susie (George) Salisbury; two great nieces, and four great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Adkins.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington, West Virginia with Pastor Gerald Penix officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Gay Kirk, 78

Gay Kirk, 78, of Mary Esther, Florida, formerly of Minford, passed away November 10, 2015 after a sudden illness in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Gay was born in Boyd County, Kentucky to the late Noble and Dovie (Borders) Kirk. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his wife of 54 years, Betty Hickman Kirk, son Michael G. Kirk (Lynn), daughter Dawnell Kirk Claessen (Paul), granddaughter Laurilee Osorio, great-grandson Jackson Osorio all of Florida. Two brothers, Donald C. Kirk (Yvonne) and Andrew Kirk (Lois) of Ashland and Catlettsburg, Kentucky, also three nieces, three nephews, two step-grandsons and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Anna Lou Kirk May (William). Gay served in the Navy during the Korean War. Throughout his lifetime, he was a farmer, Deputy Sheriff, business owner, and Engineer on the Norfolk and Southern Railroad until his retirement in 1989, then he moved to Mary Esther, Florida. Gay was a long time member of James Irwin Post 662 American Legion of Minford, Ohio.

Memorial Services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Friends may call from noon-1:00 p.m. before the service Saturday. Burial will be at Wheeler Cemetery on Blue Run Road. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

 

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Paul Richard “Dick” Eckhart

Paul Richard “Dick” Eckhart, 84, of Portsmouth, a former Minford and Sciotoville resident, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Hillview Retirement Center. Born June 14, 1931 in Scioto County, a son of the late Marvin and Gayle Hadaway Eckhart, he was retired from New Boston Coke Plant, he was co-owner/operator of Dick’s Pizza in Sciotoville for 15 years, a member of American Legion, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is survived by one daughter Sandy (Robert) Odell of Wheelersburg; two sons, Brian (Angela) Eckhart of Aiken, SC and Bradley Eckhart of New York, NY; nine grandchildren, Konard (Tina) Modschiedler, Ryan Evans, Eric Evans, Amy (Jeff) Ratcliff, Alissa McManus, Alexx (Daniel) Kitchings, Niki Eckhart, Levi (Angela) Odell, and Lindsay Odell; twenty great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Constance “Connie” Alice Gervais Eckhart on October 31, 2014; two brothers, Eugene Eckhart and Carl Eckhart, and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Eckhart.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace with Jason Coriell officiating. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to SOMC Hospice Caritas Fund. http://www.somc.org/news/donations-page/donations/donate-hospice-caritas-fund/, or the Minford Athletic Boosters http://www.minfordfalcons.net/boosters.aspx. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

 

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Cebert E. Newsome

Cebert Edwin Newsome, 80, of Minford passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born January 5, 1936 a son of the late William and Rebecca (Amburgey) Newsome, he was a former employee of Empire Detroit Steel in Portsmouth, former owner of Newsome B.P. Station in Portsmouth, co-founder of Newsome Auto Parts and Auto Sales in Minford, and co-founder of Subway in Minford, Jackson, and Piketon. Cebert was also a U.S. Army Veteran, a board member of Tri-State Bible College in South Point, Ohio, and attended Temple Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Niner) Newsome; a son, Ed Newsome of Minford; a daughter, Robin (Paul) Jones of Franklin Furnace; four grandchildren, Ryan Burnheimer, Kyle Newsome, Kurt Newsome, Taylor Jones; a great-grandchild, Adam Burnheimer; a brother, Troy E. (Audrey) Newsome, and a niece, Toni Patrick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Jean Burnheimer, and a sister, Thelma Jean Newsome.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Dr. Rod Niner officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tri-State Bible College, Attn: Bobby Mercer 506 Margaret Street South Point, Ohio 45680. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com

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Wilma I. Lowder, 81

Wilma Imogene Lowder, 81, of Waverly, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at National Church Residences Bristol Village in Waverly. Born August 16, 1934 in Virgie, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Russell and Lille Jane Tackett Anderson and she was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Dow (Denise) Lowder, Jr. of Waverly; two daughters, Brenda Lowder of Canal Winchester, Sharon Bartley of Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Lowder of Minford; 13 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, and four sisters, Norene Blevins, Betty Euton, Freda K. Anderson, and Rita Ann Lehman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dow Lowder in 1976; two sons, Frank Lowder and Rick Lowder; four grandchildren; four brothers, Vadis Anderson, Russell Anderson, Jr., Morris Anderson, and Douglas Anderson, and one sister, Carol Proctor.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Bryan Davis officiating. Burial will be at Granny Thomas Cemetery in Kentucky. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Ida Mae Burchett, 96

Ida Mae Burchett, 96 of Minford passed away May 4, 2016 on her 96th birthday at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born May 4, 1920, a daughter of the late George Washington and Catherine Marie (Voorheis) Milar. She is survived by two sons, Denny Lee (Marilyn) Burchett, Michael L. (Teresa) Burchett; two daughters, Carolyn Mae Conklin, Dessie Deanna (Rick) Lipscomb; a daughter-in-law,Teresa Burchett; seven grandchildren, Lori Hull, Karen Vanco, Shannon Gill, Brandy Burchett, Brooklyn Lipscomb, John Carroll Burchett, Andrew Burchett; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Carroll Burchett; a son Perry Burchett; four brothers, Albert L. Milar, Harold C. Milar, George Edward Milar, Leroy Milar, and five sisters, Rhelda Sheets, Patricia Saunders, Emogene Goode, Thelma Young, and Nora Alice Tackett.
Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Mark Bales officiating. Burial will be at Rosemount Cemetery in Rosemount. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Leonard L. Rolfe, 92

Leonard Lester Rolfe, 92, of West Portsmouth, a former Minford area resident, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at his residence. Born June 3, 1923 in New Boston, a son of the late John Gearhart and Naomi Locher Rolfe and his step-mother, Goldie Rolfe, he was retired from Dayton-Walther, attended Salem United Methodist Church and was a cook in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He is survived by two sons, David (Marie) Rolfe of West Portsmouth and Dana (Anjelica) Rolfe of Philippines; eight grandchildren, Kayla Rolfe, Zach Rolfe, Dakota H. Rolfe, Hunter Rolfe, Tashina Rolfe, Joseph Rolfe, Shenandoah Rolfe, Bella Rolfe, Brianna Rolfe; two great grandchildren, Madalyn Donini and Aiden Rolfe, and one brother, Paul (Marti) Rolfe of Lucasville. In addition to his parents and step-mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine E. (Kronk) Rolfe; two brothers, Everett Rolfe, Hiram Rolfe, and five sisters, Alberta Powell, Ailene Rolfe, Loraine Donahoe, Margaret Lemaster, and Shelby Dugan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Joe Ward officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Roy A. Young, Sr., 81

Roy A. Young, Sr., 81, of North Vernon, Indiana passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Indiana. Born December 5, 1934 in Ruggels, Kentucky, Mr. Young was the son of Bruce Delbert and Gladys Jordan Young. He married Minnie Perkins on July 3, 1954 in Greenup, Kentucky; she survives. Mr. Young worked as general manager for Rock-Tenn in Columbus for 40 years retiring in 2003. He was a member of First Christian Church in North Vernon. Mr. Young enjoyed marbles, toys and cars. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Young of North Vernon, Indiana; sons, Troy (Jody) Young of Fayette City, Pennsylvania; Roy Young, Jr. of North Vernon and Mark Shockley of Hope, Indiana; daughters, Carol Caruso of Hanover, Indiana; Teresa (David) Shirley of Evansville, Indiana and Shirley (Raymond) Brisker of Wilton, Iowa; brothers, Albert (Marie) Young of Phoenix, Arizona and Art Young of Ohio; sisters, Hazel Cordle of Cleveland, Ohio, Ruth Haines of Indianapolis, Indiana, Carol Ann Slone and Donna Jean (Web) Conley both of Portsmouth, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Roberta Young; brother, Earl Young and sister, Marie Horvath.
A Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon, Indiana with Rev. Tony Garris officiating. Family and Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

A Funeral Service will also be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home, 6710 Swauger Valley Road, Minford, Ohio; Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service. Burial will be in the Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services for Our Hospice of Jennings County.

 

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William E. Newman, 91

William Everett Newman, 91, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his residence. Born October 15, 1924 a son of the late James Franklin and Martha Elizabeth (Risner) Newman, he was a electrical engineer for Empire-Detroit Steel in New Boston, a member of Western Son Masonic Lodge and Candy Run United Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene (Phipps) Newman on October 6, 2004, whom he married on July 31, 1944, and a son William E. Newman, Jr. He is survived by three daughters, Terri (Glenn) Cunningham of Wheelersburg, Dr. Becky Ann (Edward) Thiel of Wheelersburg, Robyn G. (Danny) Thomas of Delaware; 12 grandchildren, Glenn L. (Lori) Cunningham, Jr., Kristen (Benjamin) Smith, Rae (Gary) Heimbach, David (Tricia) Newman, Tehra (Nathan) Clevenger, Matthew (Allison) Newman, Brittany (Nicholas) Altstaetter, Laura (Raghu) Varier, Trenton (Jill) Thomas, Caleb Thiel, Jordyn Thiel, and Noah Thiel, and 13 great-grandchildren, Alexandria Smith, Ellarie Newman, Charlie Newman, Kate Newman, William Newman, Rohan Varier, Avi Varier, Hannah Heimbach, Abraham Heimbach, Elizabeth Heimbach, Claire Clevenger, Benjamin Cunningham, and Sarah Cunningham.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Candy Run United Baptist Church with Junior Murray and Gary Heimbach officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. 4Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Dolores A. Harris, 67

Dolores Ann Marshall Harris, 67, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at SOMC Hospice. Born February 26, 1949 in Paintsville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Floyd and Dorothy D. Fisher Marshall. She was united in marriage to James Jackson ‘Jack” Harris on September 24, 1990. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2015. Dolores was also preceded in death by one son, David Wayne Peterson and one step- son ,Tim Harris. Dolores is survived by three sons, Verne (Buddy) Harmison, III of Springfield, Manuel Peterson of Portsmouth, and Vernon Joe Ratcliff of Columbus; two daughters, Laura Schmidt of Portsmouth and Vicki Cooper of Portsmouth; one step-son, Matt (Amy) Harris of Kentucky; one step daughter, Jacklyn (Joey) Gipson of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Marshall, Danny (Cindy) Marshall; one sister, Brenda (Gary) West, and a very special friend, Joann Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Calvin Ray Evans officiating. Burial will be at Rosemount Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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James S. Blevins, 69

James Solomon Blevins, 69, of Wheelersburg, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center. Born September 8, 1946 in Johnson County, Kentucky, a son of the late Lonza and Eliza Frazier Blevins, he was factory worker and truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Winona Spry Blevins, and five sisters, Betty Foster of Lucasville, Marie Wallen of Wynona Lake, IN, Ruth Reynolds of Paintsville, KY, Judy Blevins of Cincinnati, and Susie Sudbrook of Beaver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Blevins, Lonzo Blevins, and four sisters, Marybelle Hurt, Ella Blair, Lori Blevins, and Bonnie Jean Crabtree.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Bennett Cemetery in Minford with Jason Coriell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Raymond Leroy Beadle, Sr., 84

Raymond Leroy Beadle, Sr., 84, of Minford, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at Minford Retirement Center. Born August 2, 1931 in Scioto County, a son of the late Roy and Della Hickman Beadle, he was a retired Deputy Sheriff for the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department, a member of James Irwin Post 622 American Legion and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by two sons, Raymond L. (Kathy) Beadle, Jr. of Florida and Roy E. (Angela) Beadle of Minford; one daughter, Rhonda L. Etterling of Canal Winchester; eight grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Beadle on May 8, 2011 who he married September 15, 1956; two sons, Michael Stephen Beadle, William David Beadle; one grandson, Raymond Beadle, III, and two sisters, Wilma Blackburn, Wanda Crabtree.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Matthew Blankenship officiating. Burial will be at White Gravel Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Charles A. Dreher, 40

Charles Adam Dreher, 40, of Proctorville, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence. Born February 11, 1976, a son of Frederick Joseph Dreher of Cincinnati and Sally (Shope) Allen of Lucasville, he attended Tri State Bible College in South Point, he was a volunteer Firefighter, and attended Living Hope Bible Church in Huntington, WV. In Addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Lisa (Honaker) Dreher; a daughter, Andrea Dreher; two step sons, Sean Preston of Huntington, WV, Michael Riddle of Texas; three step daughters, Cedena Preston of Proctorville, Victoria and Jennifer Riddle both of Georgia; a brother Matthew (Kara) Dreher of Warrenton, VA, and a sister Kim (Denton) Sederquist, West Lafayette, IN. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Stephen Allen.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Donald Young and Leo Skaggs officiating. Burial will be at Scioto Burial Park in Rushtown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Multiple Sclerosis Patient Assistance Fund address: Ohio Health Foundation ATTN: Cody Vermillion 180 East Broad Street, 31st Floor Columbus, OH 43215. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Ronnie L. Brown, 67

Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Brown, 67, of Grove City, a former Scioto County area resident, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Monterey Care Center in Grove City. Born July 21, 1948 in Scioto County, a son of the late Lloyd and Freda L. Hinze Brown, he was a Correction Officer in Pickaway County. He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer (Tony) Bull of Grove City, and four brothers, Dixie (Sandra) Hinze of Marion, Lonnie (Elaine) Brown of Minford, Wayne Brown of Lucasville, and Gene (Kim) Brown of Delaware.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Bernie Tilly officiating. Burial will be at Squire Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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V. Carol Leive, 77

V. Carol (Conkel) Leive, 77, of Rubyville, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth. Born September 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Nathan E. and Charlotte Leota (Bower) Conkel, she was a homemaker and briefly worked at Williams Shoe Factory. She is survived by her husband, Richard H. Leive; two sons, Terry (Nancy) Conkel of Wheelersburg, Richard (Angie) Leive of Dayton; one daughter, Lisa (Neil) Rhodes of Chillicothe; two grandchildren, Morgan Rhodes, Brady Rhodes; three sisters, Ellen Wilson, Charlotte Miller, Brenda Sanders; a special cousin Brandy Mullins of Portsmouth, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Conkel and Frank Conkel.

Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Pastor Rob McKinney officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Jared M. McLaughlin, 32

Jared Michael McLaughlin, 32, of Minford , passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. Born September 10, 1983 in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a graduate of Minford High School in the class of 2001, was a Diesel Mechanic, and had attended Harrison Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nichole (King) McLaughlin; their children, MacKenna King and Bryson McLaughlin; his son, Braden Scott; his mother and step-father, Lori and Steve Seibert of Minford; father and step-mother, T. Lee (Linda Humston) McLaughlin of Minford; father and mother-in-law, TJ and Angie King of South Point; brother, Seth (Kristyn) McLaughlin of West Portsmouth; step-brother, David P. (Amanda) Humston of Minford; brother-in-law, Aaron King of South Point; close cousins, April (Aaron) Burchett and Steven R. Burchett; close friend, Devan Parker of Wheelersburg; maternal grandmother, Jannettia Burchett of Minford; paternal grandmother, Doris McLaughlin and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, E. Halcard Burchett and an uncle, Ralph Burchett.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 Friday, April 1, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Brother Bud Mefford and Brian Burchett officiating. Burial will be in Burchett Family Cemetery near Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com

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Helen J. Cordle, 83

Helen Jean Cordle, 83, of Minford, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at her residence. Born November 17, 1932 in Scioto County, daughter of the late Walter Dayton and Donna Blackburn Burchett, she was a homemaker, had worked for Minford Feed & Supply, owned and operated a restaurant in the Minford Area and attended Harrison Free Will Baptist Church. She loved writing, art and quilting. She is survived by her husband, William Cordle; three sons, Billy Joe (Pat) Cordle of Richwood, William Gregory Cordle of Minford, Jeffrey Cordle of Minford; two daughters, Donna (Harold) Blaine of Minford and Gwen (Kenny) Webb of Jackson; ten grandchildren, Harold Blaine, Jr., Billy Joe Cordle, II, Melissa (Mark) Watters, Michael (Brandi) Cordle, Brenda (Gerald) Boston, Misty (Dave) Snyder, April (Tommy) Walker, Jenny (Jerry) Sowards, Stephanie Lundy, and Keith Webb; many great grandchildren; one sister, Joy Lambert and one brother, Walter (Alice) Burchett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one great granddaughter, Kendra Suzzanne Walker; one great grandson, Ashton Roger Sowards; two brothers, Glen and Paul Burchett, and one sister, Mary Mayfield.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Jimmy Dummitt officiating. Burial will be at White Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Timothy L. Porter, 63

Timothy Lee Porter, 63, of Minford passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at SOMC. Born January 12, 1953 in Portsmouth, a son of Emelene Blackburn Porter and the late Raymond Porter; he was a Class 4 Operator and Waste Water Administrator for Union Rome Sewer in Lawrence County, Ohio. He was a board member of Minford Squad 3, a member of Aurora Masonic Lodge No. 48 in Portsmouth and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Wheeler Porter; one son, Matt (Ashley) Porter of Minford; one daughter, Amy (Matt) Everett of Winston Salem, NC; five grandchildren, Nevaeh, Maddox and Quinley (who is due in June) Porter and Elise and Landon Everett; two sisters, Peggy Vallandingham of Minford, Kimberly (Ken) Felty of Florida, and two brothers, Rick (Carolyn) Porter of Minford and Curt Porter of Portsmouth. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Bob Vallandingham; a nephew, Andrew Porter, and his father-in-law, Leonard C. Wheeler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Minford Bible Baptist with Pastor Brett McGraw officiating. Burial will be at Wheeler Family Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Masonic services will be conducted by Aurora Lodge No. 48 at 8:30 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flower donations can be made to American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Jerry V. Steinhauer, 55

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Jerry Vernon Steinhauer left us from the Plant Earth moving toward his new home in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Shawna Renee Steinhauer; one son, Seth Steinhauer; one daughter, Stephanie Moss; three grandchildren, Skylar Steinhauer, Kal-El (Zander) and Chloe Moss. His siblings include his sister, Betty Stone and her husband, Junior, his sister, Bonnie York, his brother, Roger York and his wife Amy and his brother, Robert York and his wife, Erin. His extended family includes three stepsons, Anthony, Jared and Caleb Smith, a daughter-in-law, Melissa Steinhauer, a son-in-law, Zachary Moss and mother-in-law, Getta Louise Bennett King. His family also included many nieces, nephews, and special friends that he knew all his life. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Leona York and father, Harry Vernon York; his other departed family members include his brother, Gary York and daughter, Courtney Steinhauer in infancy. Jerry was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on February 12, 1961. He was an avid worker throughout his life doing jobs from Roto-Rooter to being supervisor for 23 years at the Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA), to which he retired on March 1, 2016. His favorite pastime activities included traveling, spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Many people knew Jerry as a person who never took no for an answer, he did what he could and we are forever grateful for what he could do for his family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with John Howard and George Lore officiating. Burial will be a Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Frances L. Wright, 83

Frances Louise Wright, 83, of Grafton, Ohio passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at Special Hospital of Lorain in Amherst, Ohio. Born September 12, 1932 in Crumpler, WV, a daughter of the late William and Annie (Lukash) Cochran, she was a homemaker and attended North Eaton Baptist Church in Grafton, Ohio. She is survived by one son, Ken (Kim) Wright of Portsmouth; one daughter, Debbie (Gary) Lawrence of Grafton; six grandchildren, Chad Lawrence, Jerrick Wright, Joshua Wright, Kaleb Wright, Kody Wright and Keiliana Wright; three brothers, George (Genevia) Cochran of Richmond, Kentucky, Harold (Carol) Cochran of Lorain and Winston Cochran of Elyria, and two sisters, Margaret Phillips of Grafton and Sue (Quinton) Cox of Alabama. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Wright on September 22, 1997 whom she married November 27, 1953; one son, Randall Dean Wright, and two brothers, Dan Cochran and Jack Cochran.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Twin Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Don Noel officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Mary Katheryn Wells, 91

Mary Katheryn Wells, 91, of Minford, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Minford Retirement Center. Born June 28, 1924 in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Ed and Hazel Fullerton Walls, she was a Valley High School graduate Class of 1942 and a Clerk for the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Ohio Republican Party and a member of Stockdale United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Jack (Janie) Wells of Lucasville, Jim (Susan) Wells of Beaver, and Joe (Susan) Wells of Minford; five grandchildren, Nikki (Steve) Spencer, Tiffany (Steven) Harris, Tara (Jimmy) Byrd, Tanya (Brooks) Knechtly, and Tasha (Mitch) Cody; 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Harold Walls of Wheelersburg, and two sisters, Lorraine Rickey of Mansfield and Jean Taylor of Portsmouth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell R. Wells on August 11, 2011 who she married April 22, 1944; five brothers, Charles Walls, Ralph Walls, Donald Walls, Paul Walls and Marion Walls, and three sisters, Ruth King, Louise Blakeman, and Janet Walls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Dennis Bell officiating. Burial will be at Stockdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Wanda M. Brown, 77

Wanda M. Brown, 77, of Wheelersburg, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born August 2, 1938, in Scioto County, Ohio, a daughter of the late John William and Pauline (Tatman) Atkins, she was a retired school teacher with the Eastern Local Schools with 30 years of service and attended Christ Community Church in Portsmouth. Wanda was an avid bowler and quilter. She loved visiting by the fire, family gatherings, bird watching, and her flowers. She loved her entire family immensely, she was a amazing mom and mentor and was a wonderful example for all women to follow. She in survived by her husband, Roger L. Brown whom she married on September 13, 1956; a son Roger Dale (Karen) Brown of Minford; three daughters, Nancy Stevens of Pt. Pleasant, WV, Paula (Barton) Gauthreaux of Gates, NC, Evanna (Kirk) Crabtree of Stockdale; nine grandchildren, Roger, Joshua, Charla, Miranda, Rachel, Justin, Natalie, Brittany, Simon; nine great grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph Atkins, Mike Atkins, Dennis Aaron Atkins, and five sisters, Juanita Sue (Tommy) Lewis, DeeDee Ralston, Jane Thompson, Sandy Eichenlaub, and Mary Ellen Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Atkins, and two sisters, Phillis and Melissa.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25h Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Keith Crace, 54

Keith Crace, 54, of Portsmouth, went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2016 at O.S.U. Hospital in Columbus. Born December 21, 1961, a son of Alma (Riley) Crace and the late Estill Crace, Jr., he was a graduate of Wheelersburg High School in the class of 1980. He was a warehouse manager at American Producers in Portsmouth, and a member of Swauger Valley Free Will Baptist Church, where he was the song director. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lisa (Payne) Crace; a daughter, Summer (Doug) Frenya of Georgia; a granddaughter, Alexis Frenya, and two brothers, Howard (Nina) Crace and Howie (Melissa) Crace both of Wheelersburg. He will be greatly missed be friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016 at Swauger Valley Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Simpson officiating. Burial will be at Harrison-Furnace Cemetery near Minford. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, and one hour prior to the service on Friday, at the church. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Olena R. Spradlin, 81

Olena Ruth Spradlin, 81, of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, formerly of League City, Texas and originally a Rubyville, Scioto County, Ohio resident, passed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Born May 30, 1934 in Scioto County, She was a daughter to the late Dewey E and Lucy Mae Coffey Blevins. She was a graduate of Clay High School Class of 1952. She retired from GTE Telephone Company and Steinmart Department Store. She is survived by one daughter Rhonda Vignola of Indiana; four sons, Steve Spradlin of Rubyville, Gib Spradlin, Jr. of Pennsylvania, Brad Spradlin of Texas, and Scott Spradlin of Texas; 12 Grandchildren, Shellie, Daphney, Brande, David, Anna, Heather, Audra, Brittany, Hannah, Cristina Olena, Andrew, and Leighanna; 7 Great Grandchildren, Austin, Hunter, Miranda, Noah, Caroline, Averi and Victoria; 2 Great Great Grandchildren, Tucker and Aaliyah, and one brother, Cecil C. Blevins of Illinois. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer Claude Blevins, Lowell Blevins, Andrew Blevins, and Olin Bruce Blevins, and one sister, Chloe Kathleen Blevins. She is also survived by Debbie Blevins who she considered like a sister, Tammy Jones who was like a daughter and mother of her grandchildren, Audra, Hannah and Leighanna, Michelle Koch who was like a daughter and mother of her grandchildren, Heather and Brittany and Cathy Anderko, mother of her grandchildren, Cristina Olena and Andrew. She is survived by numerous family members both maternal and paternal who were very close to her throughout her life, Irene Blevins, Michael Blevins and Mike Spradlin. Vickey Smith who was a very close friend, and many more family and friends to numerous to list. She loved each and every one of us unconditionally.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Bob Davis officiating. Burial will be at Universal Cemetery in Rubyville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Mae M. Rase, 96

Mae Mary (Cook) Rase, 96, of Minford, went to her Heavenly home surrounded by her family on Wednesday March 2, 2016. Born September 12, 1919 in Powellsville, Ohio, Mae was the youngest child of Fred and Pearl (Disterdick) Cook. Mae was a graduate of Green High school. She was a proud life long member of St. John Lutheran Church in Powellsville, Ohio where, at a church “pie social,” she met the love of her life, Paul E. Rase. They wed May 20, 1939 and moved to a house on Glades Rd. in Minford that remained her residence for the next 76 years. Mae was a loving faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who took pride in her home; she was a masterful cook, but what we remember most fondly is how selflessly she nurtured all. Mae is proceeded in death by her parents; Fred and Pearl Cook, her husband Paul E. Rase, her 3 sisters; Nellie Cook, Mellie Cook and Mildred Knapp, her 2 brothers; Eldon Cook and John Cook, her grandson Caleb Paul Rase, 4 nephews and 1 niece. She is survived by her 4 children, oldest daughter Rosalie (Larry) Riddlebarger of Kettering, OH, sons Bob (Julie) Rase, Glenn Rase, and Tom (Evelyn) Rase all of Minford; 10 grandchildren, Kim (Gary) Weber, Christopher (Missy) Rase, Kelly Rase, Keri Clemons, Amber (Ryan) Adkins, Eric Green, Rob Rase, Dr. Mikell Rase (fiancé Shawn Colley), Cassidy Mae (Derrick) Mirmohamed, and Leita Bias; 16 great-grandchildren, Dustin Hall, J.B. (Andrea) Cronin, Alissa Cronin, Zeb Simpson, Krista Rase (fiancé J.D. Sloas), Kourtney (Matt) Brown, Kyle (Melissa) Rase, Sierra Weber (fiancé Jacob Griffin), Skyler Weber, Hannah Clemons, Noah Clemons, Blake Adkins, Baylee Adkins, Cohen Thomas, Remy Paul Mirmohamed, and Presley Jane Boggs; 12 great-great grandchildren Cayden, Carson, Ava, Emelia, Jaxee, Dalton, Kenzie,  Christopher  Hayes, Brantley, Adalynn, Cobe and baby Anderson on the way. Mae was the heart of our family. She will truly be missed and while our sorrows on earth are many, we rejoice in knowing she is with her loved ones who have passed before her and at peace with her heavenly father.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Powellsville with Pastor Carl Beck and Norman Staker officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Frank L. Lowder, 64

Frank Lee Lowder, 64, of Minford passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at OSU Hospital in Columbus. Born August 22, 1951 in Portsmouth, a son of Wilma Imogene Anderson Lowder of Waverly and the late Dow Lowder, he was a sheet metal mechanic for White Castle Systems in Columbus with 25 years of service. He enjoyed his regular coffee visits and friends at the Skyline Restaurant in Minford. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Longerbone Lowder; one son, Frank (Lisa) Lowder, Jr. of Minford; one daughter, Lori (Ken) Livingston of Lucasville; five grandchildren, Frankie Lee Lowder, III, Kyle Lowder, Kristen Lowder, Logan Livingston, and Hunter Livingston; one brother, Dow (Denise) Lowder, Jr., and two sisters, Brenda Lowder and Sharon Bartley. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by one brother, Rick Lowder.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Brian Baer officiating. Burial will be in Granny Thomas Cemetery in Garrison, Kentucky. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Bessie M. Williams, 92

 

Bessie Mae Williams, 92, of Hillview Retirement Center, a former Stockdale resident, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Hillview Retirement Center.  Born August 6, 1923 in Meigs County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank D. and Emma (Saul) Douglas, she was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Gary) Adrian, Shelia Turner; a son, Curtis (Beth) Williams; five grandchildren, Scott, Staci, Heather, Hillary, Bryan, and six great grandchildren, Cameron, Kalie, Maria, Sara, Kennedy, and Bennett.      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Windle Curtis Williams, on April 14, 2000; a daughter in infancy, Sharon K. Williams; a grandson, Bryan Fielder, and two sisters, Apha Bailey and Ola St. Clair.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Dan King officiating. Burial will be at Beaver Union Cemetery in Beaver, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Hillview Retirement Center for their excellent care. Online condolences may be sent to www.wdafh.com.

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Harold E. Kronk, Jr., 52

Harold Emerson Kronk, Jr., 52, of Gallipolis passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. Born May 4, 1963 in Preston County, West Virginia, a son of Harold E. Kronk, Sr. of Minford and the late Janie Elaine Sisler Kronk, he was a 1981 graduate of Minford High School, attended Grasslick Baptist Church in Given, WV and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. In addition to his father, he is survived by two daughters, Jessica Raines of Ravenswood and Megan Kronk of Sunbury; two sons, Paul Kronk of Hilliard and Zachary Standley of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Erynne Dailey, Elizabeth Dailey, October Kronk, Memphis Raines, and Jesse Tyler Raines; three brothers, David Kronk of Columbus, Keith Kronk of Minford, and Kevin Kronk of Franklin Furnace; and, one sister, Janie Kronk of Columbia, SC.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Lela Bailey, 95

Lela Bailey, 95, of Clarktown, died peacefully at SOMC Hospice on Wednesday, February 10, 2016; and passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. Born January 4, 1921 in Salyersville, KY, a daughter of the late Kendall and Frances Reed, she worked for a few years at Williams Manufacturing Company, but she mostly enjoyed being a housewife and caring for her husband, children, and her home. She loved watching the children and grandchildren participate in sports, loved the Cincinnati Reds, and in later years, the Ohio State Football team. She was a member of Rubyville Community Church, and she loved her church family. She is survived by a son, Joseph David (Debby) Bailey of Clarktown; a daughter, Charlotte Elaine Litten of Portsmouth; three grandchildren, Rob (Angie) Litten, Josh (Korina) Bailey, Kayla Bailey; seven great grandchildren, Lauren (Jeremy) Harris, Stephanie (Josh) Vocke, Levi Osborne, Noah Osborne, Jude Sterling Bailey, Phebe Osborne, and four great great grandchildren,  Allison Beth Harris, Dylan, Kami and J.J. Vocke.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sterling Bailey on February 15, 1992 after 49 years of marriage, she married Sterling on September 26, 1942; a son, Bobby Ervin Bailey; two brothers, Charlie Bruce Reed, Ray Reed, and four sisters, Lona (John) Meyers, Alta (Elzie) Tackett, Nettie (Edgar) Holliday, and Alva May.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Calvin Ray Evans and Pastor Brian Baer officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday and one hour to the service on Monday. The family would like to thank SOMC Hospice, Dr. Bonzo, and her NPs Keri and Kari. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Charles A. Lykins, 85

Charles A. Lykins, 85, of Minford, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born October 22, 1930 in Scioto County, a son of the late Herbert and Ada Mae (Day) Lykins, he was the former owner and operator of General Heating & Air Conditioning, and was member of Candy Run United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Geneva C. (Horsley) Lykins; a daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Jim Mullins of Columbus; granddaughter, Kim Mullins of Hilliard; 2 great grandchildren, Mariah and Trey, of Grove City; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Lowell and Donna Lykins of Canal Winchester, Delbert and Jewell Lykins of Grove City, Gary and Libby Lykins, of Valdese, North Carolina; Don and Sandy Lykins of Lucasville; two sisters, Virginia Porter of Pataskala, Diana Robertson of Minford; many friends, nieces, nephews and his buddy, Phoebe.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Elders David Thompson and Arvil Murray officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Vivian L. Colley, 83

Vivian L. (Schouster) Colley, 83, of Minford, passed away Thursday February 4, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.Born March 10, 1932 in Cabell County West Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph William and Rosa (Vernatt) Schouster, she attended Minford Church of the Nazarene and Candy Run Wesleyan Tabernacle. She is survived by six sons, Jerry (Mary) Colley, Larry (Tammy) Colley, Junior Colley, Terry (Jonie) Colley, Richard (Cindy) Colley, Eddie Colley; two daughters, Judy Busch, Sandy (Ted Sutton) Lewis; 21 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; a brother, Loren Schouster, and two sisters, Elenora Williams and Betty Daniels.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willard Colley; a son, William E. “Willie” Colley; a daughter in infancy, Barbara Colley; a daughter-in-law, Patricia “Patty” Colley; a son-in-law, Morris A. Busch; two brothers, Robert Schouster, Russ Schouster, and three sisters, Annabelle Schouster, Charlene Giffo rd, and Mary Phillips.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral in Minford. Burial will be in Squire Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Ellen Murphy, 82

Cynthia Ellen Murphy, 82, of Portsmouth, a former Minford resident, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Hillview Retirement Center. Born February 18, 1933 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late George Brenton McClellan and Grace E. Snodgrass Wilson, she was a 1952 graduate of Minford High School and a BMV Clerk. She was a past Mother advisor for Rainbow Girls in Lucasville, volunteer for Cancer Society, was a member of Homemaker’s Club and a member of Harrison Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Diane Wallace of Portsmouth; one son, Dan Murphy (Troy Owens) of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Adam Jordan (Kim Crum), and Rachel Shultz; one great granddaughter, Zoë Shultz, and two sisters, Mary Frances “Dutch” Wilson of Minford and Kay Blackburn of Columbus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Murphy on September 19, 1980; one sister, Kathryn Joan Parks; one brother, Robert David Wilson, and a son-in-law, Larry J. Wallace.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Bennett Cemetery in Minford with Pastor Mike Mounts officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Harrison Freewill Baptist Church, 12254 State Route 139, Minford, Ohio 45653. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Darlene F. Twinam, 82

Darlene Faith (Hammond) Twinam, 82, of Portsmouth went home with the Lord on Saturday January 23, 2016. Darlene was born on December 31, 1933 in Canton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her late husband, William Twinam and parents, Reverend Orval and Lela (Spencer) Hammond; two brothers and two sisters, Paul in infancy, Wand and Willodean Hammond and Imogene Ison; three children, Pamela and Angela, both in infancy and Deborah Twinam. Darlene is survived by seven children and their families, Brenda (Danny) Lawson and Cheryl (Virgil) Laxton both of Lucasville, William (Linda) Twinam Jr. of Portsmouth, Linda ‘Rose’ Twinam of Westerville, Donna (Terry) Swanson and James Twinam of Groesbeck, TX and Steve Twinam (Jim Pugh) of New Albany; and one sister, Verna (Ed) Patterson of Beaver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Erwin Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Larry Blevins officiating. Burial will be at Bailey Chapel Cemetery in Wakefield, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11am – 1pm Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Ben R. Tolliver, 87

Ben R. Tolliver, 87, of Stockdale went home with Jesus on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Ben was born November 1, 1928 in Millstone, Kentucky. Ben retired with over 50 years from the Raceland Car Shops. He was a US Army veteran and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Callie (Bentley) Tolliver; his wife of 55 years Verna Pearl Hunt Tolliver; four brothers and two sisters, Ray, Ottie, Allen, Willie, Aaron in infancy, and Pauline. Ben is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Donald Tolliver, Henry Tolliver, Sabrina Kiser, Coy Tolliver, Willis Tolliver and June Iery. He is also survived by seven children and their families, Ruth (Jim) Nowlin of Minford, Andrea, Heather (Cory) Bragdon and Seth; Ben (Carol) Tolliver of Grove City, Matthew, Abigail, and Natalie; Rhonda (Rich) Holloway of Stockdale, Eric, Jason and Ryan; Sam (Denise) Tolliver of Ashville, Samuel (Rebecca), Josh, Jacob and Katlyn; Lora (Barry) Rose of Minford, Casey, Brigette, and Daulton; Jim (Tisha) Tolliver of Stockdale, Blake Vanderpool, Sarah, and Garrett; Aaron of Stockdale; and one great granddaughter, Amelia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Brother Terry Bryant officiating. Burial will be at Tolliver Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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James D. Young, 60

James Daryl Young “Jim”, 60, 1975 graduate of Minford High School, passed at his residence in Minford on January 21, 2016, where he resided with his wife of 39 years, Terri Jean Gilliland Young, they were married, November 4, 1976, she is the daughter of Russell & Sarah Kallner Gilliland & neice of Ruth Kallner White (Aunt Ruthie). He has two sons, Shaun Michael (Irish) Young who also resided in the home with him. Daryl James Young of Va.   Jim and Terri are the grandparents of six grandchildren, Eric & Bryanna Young of New Boston, Ashleigh, Matthew Young (papaws buddy) & Bre Winters children of Don & Laura (like a daughter) Wells Winters (Jim’s best friends) of Portsmouth, Allyson Young of Wa. Jim was born Oct 12, 1955 in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was the son of the late Felix Young Jr. & Nellie Parker Young of Minford.  Jim is survived by 1 brother, Mike (Cheryl) Young of Owingsville, Ky; Parents of two children (niece) Tina (David) Young Lautzenhiser parents of five children Elizabeth,  Victoria, Audry, Jimmy & Neilesha of Paris, Ky.; nephew, Michael (Sharon) Young, parents of two children, Amanda Young & Christina Young mother (of Lily Young of)  Farmers Ky.; one sister-in-law, Tisha Gilliland Mizer of West Carrollton, Oh., mother of (nephew) Kyle (Lori) Gilliland of Miamisburg  Oh.; one brother-in-law, Douglas Gilliland of Minford; sister-in-law, Penny Mault Gilliland of South Webster, parents of (neice) Jessica (Cody) Gilliland Compton of Minford & (neice) Amy Gilliland of Minford.  Jim was a member of Sunshine Church of Christ in Minford, Ohio. Minister Steve Miller (who baptized Jim, also close friend who visited weeky)  & Jason Coriell deacon and Hospice clergy, who also visited weekly with communion. Many others at Sunshine including the children at Sunshine who changed our lives.  Jim and the family want to thank Hill View, John Prose CEO and Melissa Huffman ADON , Terri’s place of employment,  for their ongoing support through this journey.  Last Jim and the family want to thank his physician, Dr Saab, pulmonologist. Dr. Liu, oncologist at The Portsmouth Cancer Center along with the nurses, Stacy, Traci, Melissa, Cara Jo and Kelly for the excellent care Jim was provided during chemo & Palliative Care nurse, Jenni. And most of all SOMC Hospice for the excellent care provided by Dr. Bonzo, Chad NP, Loren SS & Brent RN. Each one touched Jim’s life in a special way. They shared funny stories, sports scores, they truly made the end of our journey together easier. Jim had a passion for animals, he loved wildlife. He was also a huge sports fan, especially Ohio State, Cinn. Reds, the Bengals and NASCAR and of course, Minford Falcons. Jim owned Minford Sports Cards he operated from his home in Minford for 10 years. Jim was a self employed contractor and worked in later years for The Portsmouth Daily Times. Jim fought a good fight. He was diagnosed with a rare aggressive hereditary cancer. He responded to treatment much better than expected, given a prognosis of 2 – 12 months that turned into over 2 years, the family credits this to all the support, cards and love given during Jim’s last years. Jim got to take his last trip to The Great Smoky Mountains with the family in 2013, thanks to his son Shaun and Aunt Ruthie.  He was able to zip line from a bridge in the mountains, one of his dreams. He held his arms like a bird, one of the happiest moments in his life.  Jim had a tuxedo cat, Patrick and a black and white cocker spaniel, Freckles who were faithful pets until the end. They stayed right with him day and night. Slept with him, never left his side.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 at Sunshine Church of Christ with Steve Miller and Jason Coriell officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers you can donate money to Sunshine Church of Christ, SOMC Hospice, Hill View Retirement Center, SACS or any wildlife conservative. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

 

 

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Peggy M. Holsinger, 76

Peggy Maxine Holsinger, 76, of Minford, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at her residence. Born August 2, 1939 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late George and Susie Elizabeth Saunders Pitts, was a painter at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Jackson and attended White Gravel Community Church. She is survived by three daughters and one son, Diana K. Bloomfield of Oak Hill, Rhonda Boswell of Jackson, Bradley Holsinger of Minford, and Kristina Brown of New Boston; fifteen grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur William Pitts of Derby and Kenneth Pitts of Minford, and two sisters, Jane DeHart of Springfield and Dollie Daniels of Jackson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Pitts.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Vernon Conley officiating. Burial will be at White Gravel Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Deloris A. Havens, 79

Deloris Ann Havens, 79, of Minford passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born April 23, 1936, a daughter of the late John and Garnet Groves, she was a graduate of Clay High School, had worked at the Scioto County Recorder’s Office, was a member of the Scioto County Democratic Party and attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. She is survived by a son, Bryan (Theresa) Havens of Minford; three daughters, Rhonda Allard (Gary Howell) of Portsmouth, Denise Havens of Wheelersburg, Pamela (Barry) Mullins of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren, Michele Bihl, Adina Frye, Trista Allard, Janelle Ridout, Craig, Gabe & Keenan Havens, and Mercedes Dye; fourteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters, Loretta Rhoden and Ida Mae Rhoden both of Dayton; a brother, John “Jr.” Groves of Tennessee, and a special friend, George Mitchell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Edwin “Mope” Havens on March 10, 1991; a grandson, Brent R. Havens, and a sister, Betty Moritz.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Burial will be at Squire Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Animals for Life, 1431 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385 – Sierra’s Haven, 80 Easter Drive, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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