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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Kristina “Mykal” Newsome, 16

Kristina “Mykal” Newsome, 16, of Lucasville, a sophomore at Minford High School, was murdered by an intruder or intruders at her home (along with her mother) on January 4, 2016. She was born October 18, 1999 to Michael Lykins and the late Candace Sue Newsome. She is preceded in death by her mother, Candace Newsome, her only brother, Charles Edward Newsome, her grandfather, Walter Newsome, and her great grandparents, Edward & Elsie Pierce, Dewey and Ada Newsome, Frank and Beulah Johnson & Tootsie Lykins. She was recently the sophomore attendant for the 2015 Minford football homecoming game. She is survived by her grandparents, Roy and Elsie (Newsome) Johnson; her father, Michael Lykins; grandmother, Julie Story of Florida, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and so very many loving and caring friends and family. She had her whole precious life planned out. She wanted to go into law enforcement by studying the forensic field. She was loved and will be missed by so many members of her family and lots and lots of friends. Due to the body situation and recognition because of the murder there will be no viewing. It will be closed casket. Her mother will be cremated and the urn buried with her in the casket.

Funeral services will be conduced at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Don Noel officiating. Visitation to pay your respects will be at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment will be in Butler Cemetery on Germany Piketon Road beside her Grandfather Walt and brother, Charlie. In lieu of flowers any donations are to be made to the funeral home or to Flowers Monument. Donations will be used for a beautiful headstone. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Candace S. Newsome, 48

Candace Sue Newsome, 48, of 4098 Blue Run Road, Lucasville, lost her precious life on January 4, 2016 (along with her daughter) as the result of a murderous intruder or intruders to her home. She was born September 29, 1967 in Portsmouth. She was the daughter of the late Walter Newsome and Roy and Elsie (Newsome) Johnson of Lucasville. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Newsome; her only son, Charles (Charlie) Edward Newsome; her only daughter, Kristina (Mykal) Newsome, and her grandparents, Edward & Elsie Lindamood Pierce, Dewey and Ada Newsome, Frank and Beulah Johnson. She is survived by brothers, Keith Newsome, Dewey (Tammy) Newsome; step-brother, Ron Johnson; step-sisters, Darla Wheeler, Kim Reed, Angel Johnson, Rhonda Ellis and friend, Randy, Lori Adams and husband, and several nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was loved and will be missed by many people, Candy had a heart of gold and would help out anyone who needed it.

Services will be conducted 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Don Noel officiating. Visitation to pay your respects will be at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment will be at Butler Cemetery on Germany Piketon Road. She will be cremated and placed in the casket of her daughter (Mykal) and burial will be beside her father, Walt and son, Charlie. In lieu of flowers, any donations are to be made to the funeral home and/or Flowers Monument. Funds to be used for a monument marker for the grave. Due to the state of her body due to the murder there will be no open viewing. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Donna S. Deemer, 71

Donna Sue Deemer, 71, of Minford passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her residence. Born May 25, 1944 a daughter of the late Theodore Chester and Gladys Oleda (Spradlin) Tussey, she was a 1962 graduate of East High School, attended Twin Valley Baptist Church, and was a member of the Lucasville Order of the Eastern Star 495. She is survived by her husband, Roy E. Deemer whom she married on May 11, 1963; three nieces, Phoebe Tussey (Norm Vance) of California, Kim (Ken) Wright of Portsmouth, Sheri (Gary) Skaggs of Florida; five great nieces and nephews, Emma, Anna, Kaleana, Kody, Kaleb; nieces and nephews, Gayle McGuffey, Pat McCormick; other great nieces and nephews, Marina , Madison, Meagan, Macenzie, and Andrew, and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. James Tussey.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Don Noel and John King officiating. Burial will be at Bailey Chapel Cemetery in Wakefield. 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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Frank E. Brown, 95

Frank E. Brown, 95, of Lucasville went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 4, 2016 at his residence. Born June 29, 1920 in Minford, a son of the late Charles H. and Susie Myrtle Wilson Brown, he was a painter and was a member of Painters Local 555 in Portsmouth. He was a member of William A. Baker Post No. 363 American Legion in Lucasville and was a U.S. Army Air Corp. veteran. He is survived by two daughters, Jeanie (Bob) Tieman and Denise Kearney both of Lucasville; two sons, Gary (Kitty) Brown of Lucasville and Charles (Debra) Brown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; ten grandchildren, Scott Tieman, Amy Mullens, Chris Brown, Rachael Carter, Becky Brown, Joshua Brown, Erica Hixson, Jessica Hermiller, Holly Robison, and Steven Kearney; 17 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mae McGowan Brown on September 17, 2008 whom he married July 25, 1944; one brother, William Brown, and two sisters, Evelyn Milar and Ruth Bramblette.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastors Calvin Ray Evans and Brian Baer officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Bennett Cemetery in Minford. 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. Military graveside rites will be conducted by William A. Baker Post No. 363 and James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Loretta Holsinger, 84

Loretta Holsinger, 84, of Minford, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at her residence. Born March 24, 1931 in Pikeville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Joseph and Oma Mullins Baker and was a homemaker. She is survived two sons, Gary Baker and Michael Holsinger both of Minford; one grandson, Gary Baker; two great grandsons, Josh Baker and Garret Baker, and five brothers, Ermal Baker of Pikeville, Kentucky, Sam Baker of Minford, Joe Baker of Wheelersburg, Bobbie Maynard of Feds Creek, Kentucky, and Hi Maynard of Sciotoville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Effie Jude, Marie Blackburn, Florie Reed, Ethel Thacker and Wilma Lee Parker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Rick Mollett and Donnie Evans officiating. Burial will be at White Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from Noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may to sent to www.edafh.com.

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Robert T. Madison, Sr., 68

Robert Terry Madison, Sr., 68, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at SOMC. Born May 14, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Jesse and Dorothy Eleanor Dugan Madison, he was a supervisor of Sanitary Land Fill in West Palm Beach, Florida and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda (Meade) Madison formerly of West Portsmouth; two children, Robert Terry “Bobby” (Debra) Madison, Jr. of South Webster and Amanda Madison (Dan) Stump of Portsmouth; five grandchildren, Cecily Madison, Tyler Stump, Angel Stump, Kyra Stump, and Alex Stump; one great granddaughter, Hailey Madison; two sisters, Cheri McDowell of York, PA, and Jan Yonkey of Loraine, and his mother-in-law, June Meade of West Portsmouth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed Madison and James Madison; four sisters in infancy and early childhood, and his father-in-law, Clyde Meade.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Gary Heimbach officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Military 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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Jessie E. Czubernat, 95

Jessie E. Czubernat, 95, of Minford, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015. Born July 11, 1920 in Schenectady, New York, a daughter of the late Max and Anna (Jasniewski) Nowicka, she was a Registered Nurse at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. She is survived by one daughter, Pat (Al) Sanford, of Minford; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and seven great great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Czubernat on July 1, 2003; two sisters, and two brothers.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna, New York. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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William C. Fannin, Jr., 80

William C. Fannin Jr., 80, of Lucasville went to be with the Lord December 21,2015. He was born March 17, 1935 to William Clarence Sr. and Bessie (Conley) Fannin. He graduated in 1954 from Stockdale High School. He served in the United States Army. He became an Operating Engineer with Local 18 of Columbus, Ohio, spending most of his career running the paver to blacktop highways. He was a 48 year member of American Legion Post 76 of South Shore, Kentucky, and the Operating Engineers Local 18 of Columbus, Ohio for 39 years. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Rosalyn (Bell) , daughters and son-in laws, Tena (Conley) and Tim Alley, Tracey and Joe Bandy, granddaughter April and Steve Slusher, great grandsons Brennen and Logan Slusher all of Lucasville, Ohio, sister-in laws Shirley (Richard) Wood and Ada Bell, nieces Rebecca (Roy) Jenkins, Dawn (Jamey) Bell, nephew Brian (Ruth) Bell, and great nephew Adam Webb all of Waverly. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Paul and Hazel Bell, brother-in-laws Paul Bell Jr. and Darrell Bell and son-in-law Boyd Conley, and one great niece Jeanetta (Bell) Good. The family would like to thank the staff of Bristol Village Rehab and National Church Residences Hospice for their special care and concern. They have provided especially great care beyond what would be expected.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Erwin Dodson Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Jimmy Dummitt officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery in Waverly, Ohio. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 11a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 and William A. Baker Post No. 363 American Legions. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com

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Octava Bevis, 93

Octava (Brown) Bevis, 93, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born April 11, 1922 in Floyd County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Cordia (Elam) Brown. Octava is survived by one brother, Allen Brown of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two nieces, Patty Reece, JoAnne Cooper; two nephews, William Brown, Rodney Brown, and special friends, Byron and Kathleen Randolph. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bevis, and one nephew, John Brown.
Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday with a graveside service following at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, with Pastor Pete Shaffer officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Anna Bell Blanton, 83

Loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Anna Bell Blanton, age 83, of Stockdale, Ohio, passed into God’s hands from natural causes December 15, 2015. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a wonderful person and her family was her love and joy. Anna was born February 16, 1932, in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Claude and Ruby Blair Hamilton. Anna is survived by four children, Tony Blanton and his wife Sharon Blanton, Cindy Lykins and her husband Paul Lykins, Dustin Blanton, and Chris Blanton; three sisters, Helen Welch, Kay Slone, and Margret Stoud, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband Jim Blanton; four brothers, Frank Hamilton, Paul Hamilton, Hollie Hamilton, and Robert Hamilton; one sister Dora Daniels, as well as three children, Wanda Gayle Blanton, Dwight Blanton, and Wayne Ratliff. She will always be in our hearts and we will carry her memory forever with us.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Stockdale Cemetery in Stockdale. 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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Timothy Carpenter, 25

Timothy Ray Carpenter, 25, of South Webster, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Born September 13, 1990 in Van Wert, Ohio, a son of Ty Carpenter and Marsha (Hall) Piquet, he was a self-employed laborer and a member of New Boston Eagles. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, William Tyler Carpenter and Daniel Lee Carpenter; grandparents, William & Doris Hall, and great grandparents, Aniul & Edith Pitts.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Roy Chaffin 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. Thursday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Larry B. “Babs” Leach, 75

Larry Bruce “Babs” Leach, 75, of Rubyville, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at SOMC. Born December 29, 1939 in Rubyville, a son of the late James and Wilma Stewart Leach, he owned and operated Leach’s Service Station in Rubyville and was a member of Shumway Free Will Baptist Church where he was Sunday School Superintendent. He is survived by one son, Jerry (Jeanie) Leach of Sciotoville; two daughters, Brenda (Tim) Reed of Lucasville and Linda (Dale) Hempill of Rubyville; four granddaughters, Tiffany Hempill, Jennifer (Joe) Meyer, Kaitlynn (DJ) Baldridge and Abigail Leach; three brothers, Clyde (Janet) Leach, Arnold (Joy) Leach and Raymond Leach; a special companion, his dog Lucy, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria “Boots” (Reynolds) Leach on April 3, 2013 whom he married on February 18, 1961; two sisters, Edith Sullivan, Norma Wyrick and two brothers, Gene Leach and Ronald Leach.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastors Bob Davis and Tony Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Universal Cemetery in Rubyville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 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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Edmond E. Adams, 80

Edmond Eugene Adams, 80, of Minford, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at Minford Retirement Center. Born November 30, 1935 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, a son of the late James Edmond and Mary Kidd Adams, he was an electrician, a member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge #465 and Valley of Cincinnati Scottish Rites 32nd degree Mason. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Allard) Adams; one son, Terry J. Adams of Lucasville; step daughter, Sharon (Mike) Adkins of Minford; step son, Don (Kelly) Atkins of Greenville; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (Evelyn) Adams and Dan (Laura) Adams, and two sisters, Helen (Gary) Brady and Faye (Paul) Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Haynes and a sister, Avanelle Fox.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Brother Paul Clark officiating. Burial will be at Scioto Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. A Masonic and 32nd Degree Ring Service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday. 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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Mildred Ilene Gammon, 93

Mildred Ilene Gammon, 93, of Lucasville, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015. She was born October 6, 1922, to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Munn. She was a faithful member of Living Waters Fellowship. She is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, Wesley Gammon; children Linda Howard, Dean (Ginger) Gammon, Diana (Bill) Alley, David (Sharon) Gammon; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren, and two brothers, Vaughn (Sue) Munn and George (Pat) Munn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Munn and a sister, Madeline Gloss.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015 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 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. The family would like to thank all the caregivers for their loving support. Also, a special thanks to SOMC Hospice. 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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Jim Gilbert, 81

Jim Gilbert, 81, of Minford, died Friday, December 4, 2015 at his residence. Born April 12, 1934 in Scioto County, a son of the late Hubert E. and Peachie (Dawson) Gilbert, he was a retired teacher with Minford Local Schools, where he also coached baseball, basketball and golf for many years and operated the scoreboard for the Minford Falcons for 47 years. In addition, he taught business courses at several area business colleges. He was a 1952 graduate of Minford High School, where he and his brothers, Danny and Eddie played basketball, and were affectionately known as the Gilbert Brothers. He was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University and played minor league baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates Association. He attended Minford United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Minford High School Athletic Hall of Fame and he enjoyed house painting in his spare time. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lou (Estep) Gilbert;  a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Beth Gilbert of Minford; two grandsons, Wes and Will Gilbert both of Minford; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Dorothy Gilbert of Minford, Ed and Donna Gilbert of Seminole, Florida; a sister and brother-in-law, Joy and Brian Haley of St. Petersburg, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, with Rev. Mike Musser officiating.  . Burial will be at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The UCAN Minford Falcon Legacy Scholarship Fund, c/o Scioto County Area Foundation, P.O. Box 911, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Roy L. Parker, 62

Roy Lee Parker, 62, of Lucasville, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Ohio State Medical Center. Born May 20, 1953 in Groveport, Ohio, a son of the late Calvin and Thelma Bowman Parker, he was a carpenter, a United States Navy Veteran and of the Christian faith. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Wilson) Parker whom he married on September 1, 1973, a son Anthony Parker of Portsmouth; a daughter, Angel (Albert) Presley of Portsmouth; three grandchildren, Roy Carlson Parker, Cythia Lynn Parker, Albert Lewis Presley, and three brothers, Calvin (Lisa) Parker Jr., Ray (Lucy) Parker, Edward (Donna) Parker, and a sister, Susan Howard.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Zaph.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with David Moore officiating. Burial will be at Candy Run Cemetery in Lucasville. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. 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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Fred Michael “Mike” Davis, 63

Fred Michael “Mike” Davis, Sr., 63, of Lucasville, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at his residence. Born February 8, 1952 in Columbus, a son of the late Fred and Laura Parker Davis, he was employed for 32½ years at Osco Industries, he was a Christian and of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Dingess) Davis; two daughters, Kelly Rania Alley (Brian Newsome, Jr.) and Theresa Lynn Reed; three grandchildren, Rykky Reeves, Cheyanne Davis and John Alley; one great grandchild, Kensley Davis; two brothers, William Davis and Rick (Sheryl) Davis, and one sister, Kathy Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Davis, II; one brother, Wayne Davis; one sister, Wanda Winn; father-in-law, John Dingess; mother-in-law, Lucy Dingess, and one granddaughter, Aryn Reeves.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Tammy Charles officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lucasville. 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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Shirley M. Gamble, 80

Shirley Marie Gamble, 80, of Kentucky Trail Road, South Webster, passed away Saturday November 21, 2015 at her residence. She was born August 11, 1935 in Clearfield, Kentucky, a daughter of the late William and Ludie (Wallace) Sergent. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie R. and Marcia Gamble of Minford, Ohio; five grandchildren, Cynthia (Randy) Baker, Rebecca Gamble, Jonathan Gamble, Joseph Gamble, Brandon (Carista) Gamble; 11 great grandchildren, Amber, Kendra, Tesi, Kami, Summer, Bethany, Ariel, Emmy, Lexy, Ensley, Enoch; 6 great-great grandchildren, Nate, Hallie, Eli, Moriah, Alliah, Lillie; 3 sisters, Charlotte (Randall) Bolen, Donna Wills, Hazel Sergent; one brother, Glen (Terri) Sergent, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Gamble; a grandson, Christopher Gamble; 7 brothers and sisters, Billy, Betty, Alonzo, Alta, Sue, Ruth and Essie.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Mt. Carmel Community Church near Minford, with Pastors Brandon Gamble and Marice Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church. She will be sadly missed and always remembered. We love you mammaw. Arrangement 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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Randy O. Mullins, 59

Randy O. Mullins, 59, of Minford, Ohio, passed away November 22, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital surrounded by family and friends.  Randy was born April 25, 1956 to the late Dell and Salie (Reed) Mullins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Mullins and a sister, Edith Kelly.
Surviving are one sister, Marie (Charlie) Stephenson of Minford; six brothers, Floyd (Leona) Mullins, Ricky (Angie) Mullins, both of Minford, Glen (Evelyn) Mullins of Wakeman, Ohio, Earnie (Angel) Mullins of Texas, Carl (Debbie) Mullins of Wheelersburg, Roy (Beverly) Mullins of Portsmouth. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Rebel.  Randy enjoyed wildlife, watching TV and playing with his dogs.

Funeral services will be conducted Noon Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Brett McGraw officiating. Burial will be in White Cemetery near Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the service on Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.  Online condolences may be made to www.edafh.com

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Jerry Lee Lawhorn, Sr., 74

Jerry Lee Lawhorn, Sr., 74, of Lucasville, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at SOMC. Born January 11, 1941 in Scioto County, a son of the late Ottis and Blanche Leake Lawhorn, he was a 1959 graduate of Stockdale High School, was retired from Westinghouse & Fruehauf and attended Madison Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by threes sons, Jerry L. (Sondra) Lawhorn, Jr. of Beaver, Jeffrey (Danette) Lawhorn of Lucasville, and Rickey Edwin (Grace) Cook of Greenfield, IN; fourteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny (Norma) Lawhorn of Wheelersburg and Roger (Janice) Lawhorn of West Jefferson, and one sister, Judy Holbrook of New Boston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Justice Lawhorn on December 2, 1994 and one brother, Tom Lawhorn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Kevin Greene officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. 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.

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Anna Lou “Curly” Caudill, 86

Anna Lou “Curly” Caudill, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Minford Retirement Center. Born March 7, 1929 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Dewey Witten and Jessie Conley. She was formerly employed at Williams Mfg. Co. and retired as a Matron at Minford Schools. She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl, a sister, Betty and brother, Bobby. Also a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Sonny Wray, and one nephew, Jay (Anne) Wray, all of Lexington, KY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma and her husband, Lloyd E. “Porky” Caudill on September 11, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Dan Widdig officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Betty J. Bevins, 86

Betty J. Bevins, 86, of Stockdale, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born November 4, 1929 in Beaver, a daughter of the late Richard and Virginia Ellen McCoy Webb, she was a retired school teacher at Stockdale School and was of the Christian faith. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James “JC” Bevins; one son, John (Leslee) Bevins of Lucasville; one daughter, Marsha Bevins of Jasper, and two grandchildren, Lauren Bevins and Lacey Bevins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William A. Webb, Monroe Webb and John Webb.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Rodney Bapst officiating. Burial will be at Beaver Union Cemetery in Beaver. Friends my call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Robert D. Ledford, Jr., 61

Robert Douglas Ledford, Jr., 61, of Franklin Furnace passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his residence. Born June 28, 1954 a son of Robert Douglas Ledford, Sr. and the late Kathleen (Botkin) Ledford, he was a construction worker for Fluor and 1972 graduate of Minford High School. In addition to his father, he is survived by two sons, Robert D. Ledford III of Lancaster, John Ledford of Franklin Furnace; seven grandchildren, and two brothers Gary Ledford and Lyle Ledford.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Jenkins Cemetery on White Gravel Road with Jimmy Dummitt officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences can be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Gary D. Lintz, 67

Gary Dean Lintz, 67, of Lucasville passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his residence. Born October 26, 1948 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Carl John and Kathleen E. Shuter Lintz, he was a retired corrections officer in Columbus and Orient and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by one brother, John Brian (Kelly) Lintz of Chillicothe; one sister, Janet (Alva) McDaniel of Newark; three nieces, Susan Peck, Kristi Schneider and Pamela Strouse, and many other cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace with Jim Benner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. The family would like to thank SOMC Hospice for their excellent care. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Freda L. Brown

Freda Louise Hinze Brown died Friday, October 30, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born January 20, 1925, the only daughter of the late Ralph and Alene Rice Hinze. In addition to her parents, Freda is proceeded in death by her husband, Lloyd H. Brown, brothers, Ralph Jr. and Donald Hinze, and a grandson, John Hinze. She is survived by five sons, Dixie (Sandy) Hinze, Lonnie (Elaine) Brown, Ronald Brown, Wayne Brown and Gene (Kim) Brown; six grandsons; three granddaughters and fifteen great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank SOMC and SOMC Hospice for their loving care. Memorial contributions can be made to SOMC Hospice 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 or The Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandra, Virginia 22312 in Freda’s name.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Bernie Tilley officiating. Burial will be at Squire Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Online condolences can be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Larry Lee Howard, 70

Larry Lee Howard, 70, of Portsmouth passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born June 18, 1945 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Drusie (Howard) Tackett, he was a retired ironworker with Local 769, and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years and best friend, Linda Kay (Shonkwiler) Howard, whom he married on June 19, 1965; a son, Darrin Lee (Gina) Howard; three grandchildren, Cory Lee Howard, Darrin Lee Howard (Jr.), Dalton Lee Howard; one great-grandchild, Baylee Lynn Guido; four sisters, Margie Keller, Kathy (Sid) Glaze, Glenda (Mark) Lykins, Gail Kennedy; an uncle, Dave (Doloris) Howard; a sister-in-law, Willa (Art) Marion; two brothers-in-law, Keith (Patty) Shonkwiler, Walt Shonkwiler; several nieces and nephews; close friend Glen Howard, and Cory and Devon Bradley. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Mose Tackett; grandparents, Alf and Pearlie Howard; a brother Gary Wayne Tackett, and his mother and father-in-law, Alafair and Gene Shonkwiler.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Mike Simpson officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens near Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com

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Harry J. Dolan, 75

Harry John Dolan, 75, of Minford passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at SOMC. Born May 8, 1940 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Harry John Dolan, Sr. and Nadine Meeker Dolan, he was retired from the N&S Railroad. He was a member of James Irwin Post #622 American Legion, was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended Minford United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Bassler) Dolan; one brother, John Martin (Linda) Dolan of Danville, IL; son, Michael (Cindy) Dolan of Minford; grandson, Joe (Jenna) McGuire, with great grandchildren, Laryn, Brody and Aubrey; grandson, Christopher Dolan and granddaughter, Sarah Dolan and her fiancé, Erik Gambill; son, Rick O’Neil of Akron; daughter, Laura A. Squirek of Denver, CO with fiancé, Richard T. Carstens; grandson, Randall (Shawna) Squirek; with great grandchildren, Ashton and Brooklyn and granddaughter, Nadine Squirek.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Dennis Bell officiating. Burial will be at Squire Cemetery in Minford. 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. 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 can be sent to the Southern Ohio War Memorial, P.O. Box 874, Lucasville, Ohio 45648. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Paul E. Loop, 67

Paul Eugene Loop, 67, of Lucasville, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at SOMC. Born March 7, 1948 in Scioto County, a son of the late Russell Elton and Sally Mae Mullins Loop he was a carpenter for Stevens Construction and attended Christ Brethren Church in Rubyville. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Frances Rosemary Loop; two sons, Paul Junior (Penny) Loop of Lucasville and Brian Keith Loop of Lucasville; six grandchildren, Andrea Leeann Loop, Samantha Dawn Boyd, Alexandria Hope Loop, Gabriel Levi Loop, Sean Matthew Hess, and Lynsey Morgan Loop; two brothers, Leon Loop of Portsmouth and Clyde Loop of Portsmouth, and one sister, Sue (Raymond) Stiles of South Webster.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Brother Bob Davis officiating. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Murray “Stony” L. Brooks, 70

Murray “Stony” Lawrence Brooks, 70, of Minford, Ohio formerly of Brazil, IN, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born October 1, 1945 in Phoenix, Arizona, a son of the late Samuel Lawrence Brooks and Roma Lee (Kay) Zerbe, he was a self-employed truck driver, a Marine Corp veteran, member of VFW, American Legion, Marine Corp League, he was a Mason and a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rite. He is survived by three daughters, Debbie Butler of Terre Haute, IN, Angie Fort of Brazil, IN, Wendy (Patrick) Brooks Harbaugh of Terre Haute, IN; six grandchildren, Seth Madsen, Wade and Alaina Fort, Morgan and Bryce Butler and Kaylee Harbaugh; one great grandson, Bentley Young; twin brother, Marshall “Rocky” (Marissa) Brooks of Tucson, Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Denise (Sandy) Brooks of Phoenix, AR and Carol (Dusty) Brooks of Scottsdale, AR, and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.

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Rev. Lucy Dingess, 80

Rev. Lucy Dingess, 80, of Lucasville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the home of her daughter Kim. Born January 17, 1935 in Mima, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Newell Mance and Marie (Keaton) Dyer, she was a homemaker and a foster parent for 14 years. An ordained minister, she attended Temple of Faith Church in West Portsmouth for 28 years, and attended Pentecostal Victory Chapel in Sciotoville. She was in the Army during the Korean War, and was stationed at Ft. Sam in Houston, Texas as a nurse. She is survived by one son, Lorne R. Dingess of Lucasville; four daughters, Johnna (Timmy) Bush, Kimberly (Michael) Davis, Tammy Charles, and Sheila Dingess all of Lucasville; 8 grandchildren, Kelley Alley, Timothy Bush, Matthew Dingess, Britney Sexton, Cody Sexton, Katie Dingess, Teresa Reed, Austin Brown; 4 great grandchildren, Cheyanne Davis, John Dillon Alley, Chantell Bush, Caden John Bush; one great great grandchild, Kensley Davis, and one sister, Mamie Gilliam of Columbus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Dingess on February 13, 2009 whom she married July 19, 1955; one son, Anthony Paul “Tony” Dingess on November 17, 1979; one son-in-law, Timmy Bush; one grandson, Michael Davis; one brother, Thomas “Dood” Dyer, and one sister, Myrtle Potter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen in Minford with Keith Webb officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lucasville. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Mark A. Dever, 52

Mark A. Dever, 52, of Minford, went home to be with the Lord, after his battle with cancer, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at his residence. Born August 8, 1963 in Portsmouth, a son of Larry and Carolyn Pinson Dever of Minford, he was a 1981 graduate of Minford High School, was a member of Millwrights Local 1519 and attended Christ Community Church in Portsmouth. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Amy Elizabeth Hayward Dever; one daughter, Trista Marie Dever of Minford; two sisters, Rita Graf of Wheelersburg and Melissa (Dale) Conklin of Wheelersburg, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held Sunday with Rick Clark and Ralph Clay officiating. Interment will be in 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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Lucille Hinze, 95

Lucille Hinze, 95, of Minford, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born November 8, 1919 and was a daughter of the late John Lee and Lola (Seymour) Hinze. She worked at Williams Manufacturing Company and Greenbriar Convalescent Center. Lucille attended Harrison Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by two nephews, David (Judy) Hinze of Bristolville, and John (Cheryl) Hinze of Farmington, CT, and one niece, Freda Brown, of Eden Park. In addition to her parents, three brothers, Ralph Hinze Sr., Henry “Bud” Hinze, and Clyde B. Hinze preceded her in death. Lucille was an energetic, happy woman who enjoyed life. She loved her family so much, and they loved her. Even her great niece and great nephews were very close to her and were delighted to spend time with her whenever they could. Even though Lucille wasn’t a mother, she showed motherly love to them all. Lucille took pleasure in helping others in her family as well as the community, and she was always lending a hand or doing something to brighten another person’s day. Those whose lives she touched will miss her greatly.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Minister Mike Mounts officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. 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. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com

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Garnet A. Comer, 77

Garnet A. Comer, 77, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1937, a daughter of the late Floyd and Catherine (Tope) Crabtree. She is survived by five sons, Arnold Ray “Ray Jr.” Comer, Floyd “Lee” Comer, Arnie “Jay” Comer, Timmy “Joe” Comer, Christopher “Roy” Comer; two daughters, Emma Jean Comer, Patricia “Annie” Comer-Bayles; one brother, Franklin Crabtree; four sisters, Ruby Durham, Virginia Crabtree, Donna Crabtree, Myrtle Mullens; 14 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arnold Ray Comer, Sr. whom she married on June 15, 1960; three brothers, Robert, James, Arthur Crabtree; and one sister Jeanie Crabtree.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.

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Darrell R. Bragdon, 67

Darrell Ray Bragdon, 67, of Beaver, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his residence surrounded by family. Born May 9, 1948 in Scioto County, a son of the late Stanley S. and Katie Madden Bragdon and he was a painter. He loved draft horses, logging and was an accomplished musician, and loved playing the mandolin. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Wayne) Hacker of Beaver and Amanda (Savannah) Bragdon of Beaver; three grandchildren, Cameron Pope, Alexis Ratliff and Trenton Ratliff; two brothers, David Bragdon and Mike Bragdon both of Lucasville; four sisters, Rowena Risner of Wheelersburg, Patricia Smith of Grove City, Nancy Hatzipavlis of Waverly, and Dedra Endicott of Waverly; special brother-in-law, Keith Ison, and special friend, William Winn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Ison Bragdon; three brothers, Eugene Bragdon, Victor Bragdon, Burl Bragdon, and four sisters, Frances Munson, Golda Wheeler, Sheila McQuithy, and Cleo Schooley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Maurice Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Stockdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com

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Anthony D. “Bones” Treadway, 55

Anthony D. “Bones” Treadway, 55, of Gladwin, Michigan went home peacefully to be with his Lord on September 22nd at 5:23 pm. A son of Conrad Treadway and the late Betty Jane Treadway, he married Diana Sue Smith on May 1st, 1982 and she survives along with their two sons, Anthony Kyle (Kari) Treadway and Shane Tyler Treadway; one grandson, Karsen Kade Treadway; a brother, Travis (Jeri) Treadway; a sister Yolanda Treadway (Larry) Rine; two nephews Alex and Daniel Treadway and their families; his niece Linsi Rine and her family; his father and mother-in-law Jonas and Mary Ann Smith; two brothers-in-law Donald and Glenn Smith and their families. Tony enjoyed woodworking, music, football, hockey, Nascar, being outdoors, and his job as an electrical lineman. He loved his friends and family very much. He attended Grace Christian Church in Gladwin. He was a 1978 graduate of Minford High School.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. September 28, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Tim Palla officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Monday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Randle D. Middaugh, Sr., 78

Randle D. Middaugh, Sr., 78, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at his residence. Born May 5, 1937 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Carl and Alice (Conkel) Middaugh, he was a retired machine operator for Bailey Control. He is survived by two sons, Carl (Kim) Middaugh, Randle D. Middaugh Jr.; a daughter, Amy (Mark) Treadway; six grandchildren, Heather, Mark, David Jr., Vanessa, Jennifer, and David E.; two great grandchildren, Jayla and Danielle, and one sister Rena Whitt. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his former wife, Georgia Middaugh.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Burial will be at Harrison Furnace Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home from 5:00 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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Wesley Dean Newsom, 47

Wesley Dean Newsom, 47, of Kodak, Tennessee, went home to his Lord, August 30, 2015. He was born April 2, 1968, a son of Dennis and Carol Newsom. He was preceded in death by a special cousin, Jeremy Newsom; his grandparents, George and Nell Bellman, and great grandparents, Wesley and Sarah Slack.In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Wesley Ross Newsom; siblings, Michael Newsom and Renee Newsom; grandparents, Thomas R. and Delsie King; uncles, Ted (Linda) Newsom and Bill King; cousins, Tonya (Steve) Fry, Jason (Mel) Newsom, Michaela Missler, Noah Newsom, Angela (Wade) Lute, Theodore Godfrey, Anthony (Cindy) Godfrey, and a special uncle and aunt, Dwaine and Dearie Godfrey.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at South Webster Cemetery with Rev. John King officiating. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Fern Adkins, 92

Fern Adkins, 92, of Minford, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born September 26, 1922 in Wrigley, Kentucky, a daughter of the late George and Susie Carter Howard, she was a homemaker and attended Lucasville Church of Christ and Christian Union. She is survived by three sons, David (Sandi) Adkins of Wheelersburg, Danny (Cindy) Adkins of Minford and Mick (Rhonda) Adkins of Minford; one daughter, Diana (Mike) King of Beaver Creek; eight grandchildren, David Adkins, John Adkins, Lisa Wessler, Michael King, Stacey Cottingham, Erica McCain, Sara Bear and Mickey Adkins; 13 great grandchildren, Whitney, Jacob, Mickey Ray, Tate, Miles, Meaghan, C.J., Ashlee, Brady, Ethan, Jessica, Rachel and Melissa; three great great grandchildren, Santford Ray, Caden and Lucas, two step-grandchildren, Sam Gilbert and Clayton Gilbert; two step great grandchildren, Bronson Gilbert and Baillie Gilbert; one step great great grandson, Brenton Gilbert, and a special sister-in-law, Berniece Howard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Santford Ray Adkins on December 19, 2005 whom she married December 21, 1940; four brothers, Emil, Bernice, Elmer & Boyd, and eight sisters, Nellie, Stella, Dell, Eunice, Myrtle, Allie, Ezma, Jean and Lorene.

Funeral services will be conducted at Noon Friday, September 4, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Stephen Curry officiating. Burial will be in Lucasville Cemetery in Lucasville. Friends may call from 10:00 to Noon Friday prior to the service. 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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Grace M. Burns, 76

Grace M. Burns, 76, of Portsmouth, a former Clarktown resident, died Friday, August 28, 2015 at Hempstead Manor in Portsmouth.  Born April 14, 1939 in Ross County, Ohio, a daughter of the late George W. and Gladys M. (Garlinger) Horsley and the late James W. Hawke, she has worked as a nursing assistant for Scioto Memorial Hospital and in the deli department for the former Evan’s Supermarket in Clarktown. She was a huge Ohio State Buckeye, Cincinnati Bengal and Reds fan.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean E. Burns, on July 2, 1993; a son, Scott C. Burns; a daughter, Marilyn S. Aldridge; a brother, George E. Horsley, and a sister, Phyllis J. Gulley.   She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and David Beck of Wichita Falls, Texas, Ruth and Tim Boggs, of Gallipolis, Ohio; two brothers, Ray (Leah) Horsley and LaRue Horsley, both of Lucasville; 8 grandchildren, Janie, Ginger, Brandy, Brian, Lynette, Kendra, Christopher, Donny; 16 great grandchildren, Josh, Jessie, Sammi, Mayla, Miriah, Lexi, Christopher, Rilyn, Daisy, Miles, Matthew, Willow, Benjamin, Jared, Kiera, Lydia; one great-great-grand-grandson, Avery, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Tim Palla officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be made to www.edafh.com

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Dewey E. Cordle, 64

Dewey Edward Cordle, 64, of Minford, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at SOMC Hospital. He was born June 25, 1951 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Selca E. Cordle, Sr. and Susie Ross Cordle. He was a graduate of Minford High School in 1970 and spent his life farming dairy and beef cattle on the land he grew up on and called home. The farm brought many joys to his life, providing for his family and the love of his life for 45 years, Carolyn Smith Cordle. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and his grandchildren brought him joy and laughter and always kept a smile on his face.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Smith Cordle; one son, Dewey (Kristi) Cordle, II of Minford; two daughters, Tracy Cordle of Minford and Diane (Ross) Wagner of Piketon; seven grandchildren, Eli, Adam, Ethan, Corey, Cortney, Taylor and Riley; five brothers, William (Helen) Cordle, Jack Cordle, John (Joy) Cordle, Lacie (Pat) Cordle and Floyd (Donna) Cordle; three sisters, Janet (Mervin) Comer, Linda James and Mary (Richard) Reffitt, and sisters & brothers-in-law, Adrian (Linda) Finch and Roy (Debra) Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Selca E. Cordle, Jr., Norman Cordle and Paul Cordle, and one sister, Minerva Cordle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Jack Northup officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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Jerry D. Cremeans, 74

Jerry D. Cremeans, 74, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born near Rubyville, Ohio, on October 5, 1940, a son of the late Russell and Marjorie Rhoden Cremeans. He was a retired rod room welder for the former Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose # 931, new Martinsville, West Virginia. In addition to this parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Cremeans. Surviving are his wife, Linda Ruby Cremeans whom he married on September 15, 1962; two sons, Rick (Tonia) Cremeans of Woodsfield, Ohio, Jerry (Liz) Cremeans of Parkersburg, West Virginia; one sister Linda (Stan) Smith of Port Charlotte, Florida; four grandchildren, Robert, Lindsey, Joey, and Devin Cremeans.
Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78, West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 18, 2015. Friends then will be received at the Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, Ohio from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015 with Pastor Buddy Mefford officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens at Franklin Furnace. Online condolences may be made to www.edafh.com

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James R. “Red” Lunsford, 76

James R. “Red” Lunsford, 76, of Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born February 21, 1939 in Scioto County, a son of the late James R. Lunsford and Berniece Lunsford Craft, he was retired from Elgin-Joliet-Eastern Railways in Chicago Illinois. He was a member of New Boston F.O.E. #2271, Local Order of Moose #762 and was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Shawn Lunsford of Flossmoor, IL, James R. Lunsford, III of Arizona; three sisters, Charlotte Tindle of Portsmouth, Joan Burchett of Portsmouth, and Phyllis Craft of Lamper, MI, and one grandson son, Jeffrey Shawn Lunsford of Portsmouth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Carol (Faulkner) Lunsford; his step father, Willard Craft, and a sister, Donna Bowen.

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

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Dorothy H. Williams, 86

Dorothy Helen (Bennett) Williams, 86, of Minford, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born September 19, 1928 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late William T. and Stately June (Clark) Bennett, she was a 1946 graduate of Minford High School, a former member of Black Potters Family Campers & RVs, and member of the James Irwin Post #622 Ladies Auxiliary. Dorothy worked for the Ohio Consolidated Telephone Company in Portsmouth and the Carolina Lumber Company in Portsmouth. Along with her husband and son, she owned and operated Quality Equipment in Portsmouth. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. and Marcha Williams; two grandchildren, Mindy S. Montgomery of New Boston, Andrew T. Williams of Minford; one great-grandchild, Regan Diane Montgomery; one brother, Thomas W. Bennett of Lucasville; a nephew, Albert (Barbara) Tucker of Portsmouth; a brother-in-law, Ray Murphy of Williamson, WV, and a great niece, Tiffany Tucker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lafe C. Williams, on July 17, 2002, whom she married on October 13, 1951; a grandson-in-law, David Montgomery; a sister, Anna Mae Tucker, and a brother Kermit Bennett.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Moore officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. There will be a James Irwin Post #622 Ladies Auxiliary Service Monday at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.

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