MOUNT VERNON — Ethelyn Giffin, 84, of East Pleasant Street, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Don Graham, 79, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. Burial with full military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Full obituary can be viewed in Thursday’s edition of the News.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John ‘Jack’ Hughes
McCONNELSVILLE — John C. “Jack” Hughes, 81, of McConnelsville died Jan. 15, 2004, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Newton Falls to Elmer and Ruth (Pemberton) Hughes Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion Post 15. He was a life member of the NRA and was an avid bowler and golfer. He had retired from the Big Drum Corp. in Columbus, where he worked as a mechanical engineer.
He is survived by a son, Daniel C. (Sandra) Hughes of Bothell, Wash.; two daughters, Mary “Cindy” (Jack) McDonald of Vienna, W.Va., and Loraine “Libby” (Wayne) Darling of Marysville, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Tyson of Mount Vernon and Mary Booth of Utica; and a brother, Elmer (Alice) Hughes of Heath.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Jean Hughes.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. David A. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601.
James V. Kennedy
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Dr. James Vincent Kennedy, M.D., died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at his daughter’s home in Hillsboro, Ore., after an extended illness. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. The full obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Hazel F. Phillips
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Hazel F. Phillips, 91, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the Desert Lane Care Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was born Aug. 30, 1912, in New London, the daughter of Clifford and Olive (Schoonard) Gibson. Hazel was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are three sons, Lowell Sickler of Lambertville, Mich., Robert Sickler of Mount Vernon and Richard Phillips of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Donald Gibson of Taunton, Mass.; and a sister, Mildred Smith of Lincoln, Neb.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Ken Phillips.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
WARSAW — Richard H. Slaughter, 86, of County Road 51, Warsaw, died Jan. 25, 2004, at the Coshocton Health Care Center.
He was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Coshocton County to Sunmer E. and Mary L. (Johnson) Slaughter. On May 9, 1943, he married the former Hazel M. Walters, who died July 25, 2002. He worked at Clow Water Systems, on the railroad, and was a retired timber cutter. He served in the Army in Okinawa during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart. He was also a lifelong member of the VFW Post 6193 in Frazeysburg.
He is survived by three sons, James (Sheryl) Slaughter of Pearl, Richard (Chris) Slaughter of Warsaw and David “Tiny” Slaughter of Frazeysburg; two daughters, Ruth Ann (Steven) Flowers of West Bedford and Barbara Thomas of Warsaw; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Donnie (Ruth) Slaughter of West Lafayette, Ralph (Janice) Slaughter of Coshocton and Wayne (Beth) Slaughter of Warsaw; three sisters, Mary (Ed) Tabor of Oregon, Lois (Bill) Courtright of Conesville and Rena (Wille) McGuire of Terra Haute, Ind.
The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home, Warsaw, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Danny and Rita Myers will officiate. Burial, with graveside military rights conducted by VFW Post 6193, will be in Valley View Cemetery.