Harold W. Miller, 80

Harold William Miller, 80, of Minford, died Friday, October 28, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family who loved him very much. Born November 13, 1930 in New Boston, a son of the late Sam and Malda Wiley Miller, he was a former Insurance Agent for Western-Southern and was retired from Southern Ohio Correctional Facility where he was a corrections officer. He was a member of James Dickey Post No. 23 American Legion in Portsmouth, was a U.S. Army 461st Mortar Battalion veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portsmouth. Harold was an avid supporter of Minford Athletics and was a member of Minford Athletic Boosters. He loved the Mighty Minford Falcons, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians and his faithful companion toy. He is survived by his wife, Regina Zenda Miller, whom he married February 19, 1955, his children, Harold Dean “HD” (Kris) Miller of Chillicothe, Tony (Kim) Miller of Minford, Kathy Forbes of Piketon, Theresa (Bryan) Havens of Minford, Eileen (Tony) Sloas of Minford; thirteen grandchildren, Dean Miller, Sara Hurst, Catlin, Justin and Audrey Miller, Daniel Whitaker, James Forbes, III, Crystal Voss, Craig, Gabe and Keenan Havens, Kyle Sloas and Brittney Pickles; seven great grandchildren, Logan and Shelby Hurst, Jillian and Jaylin Forbes, Grant Havens, Kyra and Kyrese Pickles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Bernice Downey-Miller. The family would like to thank SOMC Hospital, SOMC Hospice nurses and bath lady, Dr. David Hanzel and Riverside Hospital Staff for their excellent care.

 Funeral services will be conducted at Noon Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Oiler officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Furnace Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Dickey Post No. 23 American Legion. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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Paul R. Colegrove, Sr.

Paul R. Colegrove, Sr. of Minford, went to be with his Heavenly Father Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Paul was born December 15, 1934 in Minford, a son of the late Tom (Susie Bennett) Colegrove. He was a devout minister and attended Old Philadelphia Tabernacle. He was retired from Empire Detroit Steel. Paul is survived by one son, Paul, Jr. (Tina) of Minford; three daughters, Sharon (Chuck Jewell) Hannah of Portsmouth, Teresa (Jerry) Fye of Falls Creek, PA; Becky (Bob) Daniels of Minford; ten grandchildren, Amy, Michelle, Coty, Michael, Brandy Bridget, Shannon, Mitchell, DJ, BJ and his buddy Brody; thirteen great grandchildren, Braydon, Tanner, Sadie, Zavier, Kadence, Brett, Mikey, Jodi, Joe, Miles, Levi, Luke and Chandler. He always said if he’d known how much fun the grandkids were, he’d had them first. He is also survived by three sisters, Tharlene (Herman) Salisbury of Jackson, Kathryn (Norman) Thompson of Dayton, Dolores Trimble of Minford, and many loved nieces and nephews. Including his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Glorietta, whom he married April 17, 1954; four brothers, Labourne (LC), Raymond (Rock), Herman, Kenneth, and two sisters, Hazel and Helen. Dad was pastor at a number of churches, he enjoyed gardening, canning, hunting with his foxhounds and beagles, talking to many people on his CB radio, known as, Apostle Paul. He loved preaching the Word of God and singing gospel songs and he loved mowing his grass with his John Deere mower. He was a founder of Minor League Baseball in Lucasville. Paul will be GREATLY missed by many family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Minford Bible Baptist Church in Minford with Pastor Maurice Pierce officiating. Burial will be at Salisbury Cemetery near Stockdale. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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Judith A. Hall, 70

Judith “Judy” Ann Hall, 70, of Minford, died Sunday, October 23, 2011. Born February 24, 1941 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Ralph Orville and Dorothy Mae Mays Curtiss, she was a graduate of Clay High School in the Class of 1959, was a hairdresser at Minford Beauty Center, was a former employee of Williams Manufacturing in Portsmouth and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Charles) Williamson of Minford, Rhonda Riley of Minford; five grandchildren, Jeff Riley, Jr., Christan Riley, Jessica Williamson-Goodwin, Hailie Williamson, Byron Cochran; one great granddaughter, Addyson; three brothers, Ralph (Margaret) Curtiss of Alexandria, Patrick Curtiss of Columbus, John (Carol) Curtiss of Stout; three sisters, Sandra Kay Fields of Marengo, Sue (Dean) McCleese of Eden Park, Rhonda (Barry) Moore of Batavia, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald B. Hall on June 10, 1999 whom she married January 2, 1961 and one son, Ronald E. Hall.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Tim Bennett officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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Mary F. Ramey, 76

Mary Frances Ramey, 76, of Wheelersburg, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at Concord Health & Rehab Center in Wheelersburg. Born November 15, 1934 in Steubenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Birdie Day Tosi, she was a former employee of Nationwide where she was a medi-care data processor and was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by three sons, Richard Ramey of Wheelersburg, Joe Ramey of Haverhill, Mark (Brenda) Ramey of Jackson; nine grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren, and one sister, Beverly Lujan of Alaska. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Loren Ramey; one daughter, Cheryl Turner, and two sisters, Carolyn Duffy and Ruthetta Bussler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Father Joe Yokum officiating. Burial will be in 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. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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Emogene Pollard, 87

Emogene Pollard, 87, of Bainbridge, a former Lucasville resident, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe. Born January 12, 1924 in Lucasville, a daughter of the late James and Dollie Hall Meadows, she had worked for Frigidaire in Dayton, United Telephone Co., was a member of Eagles #2227 in Waverly and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ohio. She is survived by one son, Tim (Cindy) Coldiron of Bainbridge; one daughter, Jeanette (Mike) Detty of Bainbridge; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Norman Meadows of Franklin, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Thurman Jenkins, Marion Coldiron, Given Pollard; six brothers, Glen Meadows, Bud Meadows, Paul Meadows, Ralph Meadows, Custis Meadows and Eugene Meadows in infancy, and one sister, Audrey Arthur.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2011 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Burial will be in Martin 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 Monday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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Rosemary J. MIller, 85

Rosemary June Murphy Miller, 85, of Wheelersburg, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born November 18, 1925 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Andrew “Jack” Jackson Murphy and Mary Eliza Peach Murphy, she was a former employee for Vulcan Shoe Company in Portsmouth. She was a member of Union Free Will Baptist Church and a 1944 graduate of Minford High School. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Opal Allen Murphy of Portsmouth, Alberta “Birdie” Miller of Wheelersburg; a brother-in-law, Bill Miller of Wheelersburg; 7 nephews and nieces, Randel Murphy, Dwight Murphy, Patricia Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Mike Murphy, Ike Murphy, Diane Murphy Bown; 17 great nieces and nephews, and 5 great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Miller, a son of the late Sanford and Carrie Leesburg Miller, on December 10, 2001, whom she married on October 9, 1950 at Swauger Valley Free Will Baptist Church, by the Rev. Forrest Chamberlin; two brothers, Jackson Junior “Jack” Murphy on January 22, 2004, Ellsworth Lee Murphy on November 25, 1989; sister in law, Erma Adkins Murphy, on March 22, 2009 and her sister, Iva Louise Murphy on January 6, 1932.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Union Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Oiler officiating. Burial will be in South Webster Cemetery. Friends may call at the 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.
Online condolences may be made to www.edafh.com

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Carl T. Parsons, 89

Carl Thurman Parsons, 89, of Wheelersburg died Monday, October 10, 2011 at SOMC Hospice. Born May 29, 1922 in Pike County, Kentucky, he was a son to the late Shirley and Vesta Mullins Miller, he was a construction worker out of Laborers Local 83; was a member of Lily Chapel Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Parsons; one son, Kenneth (Lee) Parsons of Dodge City, Kansas; two daughters, Elizabeth (Doug) Pack of Minford, Aggie (Larry) Roush of Minford; one step son, Daniel (Debbie) Ward of Wheelersburg; two step daughters, Patty (Jim) McGraw of Minford, Angelia (David) Morrison of Wheelersburg; 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; six step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; four brothers, Truman Blackburn, Eugene Blackburn, Willie Parsons, David Parsons; three sisters, Alene Sultzer, Gay Patrick, and Carrie Williams.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Macie (Conley) Parsons; two sons, Larry Scott, Lowell David Scott; two brothers, Hassel Blackburn, Jimmy Parsons, and one sister, Trinnie Sue Parsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Mike Lemon and Chris Oiler officiating. Burial will be at Jacobs Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 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. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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Grace G. Young, 84

Grace (Jo) Gertrude Young, 84, of Minford, died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at SOMC Hospice Center. Grace was born to the late Alonzo Dudley and Grace Sullivan Alexander on February 12, 1927, in Springfield, Ohio. She married the late Ettsal Warren (E.W.) Young on May 19, 1944. Grace was a waitress at the former Village Grill in Minford, then became a cook at the old Madison school in Minford. After that she went to work for Scioto County Community Action Organization as a preschool teacher at Eden Park Head Start until she retired in 2003. She impacted many young children lives during her life. Grace was a Cub Scout Den Mother, was a member of James Irwin Post 622 American Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary, and a very active Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She loved to crochet, write poetry, and make crafts for her family and friends. Grace is survived by her six children Warren and Barb Young, John D. Young, William (Tom) Young, Tammy L. Collier, Anita and John Carter, Sharon S. Young; two granddaughters whom she helped raise Amanda G. Carter and Alexandra G-J Young. She is also survived by thirteen other grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving sister, Omega Sipe, who raised her from a small girl; one grandson, Ryan Keith Young; one great grandson, Zachary Tyler Rhoden; three brothers, John, Frank, Edward; two other sisters, Juanita, Nancy Newman, and one half brother, Joseph.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Rev. Evan Fisher officiating. Burial will be in South Webster Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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Barbara Ann Nourse, 63

Barbara Ann Nourse, 63, of Twin Valley, Portsmouth, died Thursday, October 6, 2011 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born February 13, 1948 in Portsmouth, a daughter of Mildred “Millie” (Lemaster) Nourse and the late Dallas Nourse, she was director of the Even Start Family Literacy Programs for Scioto County and the Adult Education/GED Programs in Scioto County, and was a member of Christ Brethren Church in Rubyville. She was a graduate of Clay High School in the Class of 1966, a 1972 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Elementary Education with her master degree in reading supervision. She was president of the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association in 1987 and 1995, where she was the only person to serve as president for two different years. She was a member of the Regional One Water Board, president of the First Book of Scioto County, which Barb and Charlie Flaig founded giving books to children, president of the Literacy Council of Scioto County, Co-Chairman of the Family and Children First Council, member of Scioto County and Regional One Work Force Investment Board and member of OSU Extension Advisory Board for Scioto County and the State of Ohio. In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sisters and their husbands, Connie and Gary Doerr, Janet and Gene Tateman, Debbie and David Chandler; five nieces and nephews, Bryan Doerr, Shelly Stall, Tracy Wireman, Niccole Chandler, Nathan Chandler and 6 great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Delia and Edgar Lemaster, and her paternal grandparents, Grace and Frank Nourse.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2011 at Christ Brethren Church in Rubyville, Ohio, with Pastor Bob Davis officiating. Burial will be in Universal Cemetery in Rubyville. Friends may call at the Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the: Barbara Nourse Scholarship Fund, c/o Charter One Bank, 507 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com

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Steven E. Biars, 61

Steven Eugene Biars, 61, of Portsmouth, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born September 18, 1950 in Portsmouth, he was the son of the late John Henry Biars and Goldie Mae Cooper Biars-Stiles, he was retired, a member of James Dickey Post 23 American Legion and a U.S. Vietnam Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Beth Albrecht Biars; two daughters, Beth Biars, Stephanie (Jose) Hernandez; one son, Steven, (Amber) Biars; four grandchildren, Hunter, Isabella, Jadyn, Katelynn; five brothers, Roger Biars, Homer Biars, Calvin Biars, Ron (Brenda) Biars, Russell Biars; four sisters, Janet Boggs, Hazel Grubb, Carol Kinker, Connie (Jim) Stapleton; a special & beloved companion, Bitzy Boo, and many caring nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Harold Stiles and two brothers, John Biars and Robert Biars.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2011 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor John Baker officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.

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