Lorena M. Hookway
MOUNT VERNON — Lorena Mae Hookway, 92, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Fred T. Rockwell
MOUNT VERNON — Fred T. Rockwell will be interred at a graveside service on Good Friday, April 9, 2004, in Forrest Lawn Cemetery at Richmond, Va.
Mr. Rockwell’s family was from the Mount Vernon area, but Fred was a longtime resident of Richmond while employed at the Rappahannock Electric Co. He and his wife, Nell, then retired to Mid-Florida Lakes, Fla. Due to declining health, Fred moved to Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon in March 2001. He made many friends there before passing away Oct. 24, 2003, at the age of 92.
Surviving Fred are cousins, Joyce (Wagner) Batchelder, Jean (Wagner) Holland, Pat Patesius, and Owen (Joan) Jones.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Nell; and his parents, with whom he will be interred in Richmond.
MOUNT VERNON — Annie Shaffner, 82, of Ames Street, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at her home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Gibson, Ga., daughter to William Allison and Henrietta (Harris) Neal. She had been employed as a bookkeeper for Smith Home and Office in Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Shaffner is survived by her sister, Mary Dye of Mount Vernon.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Byron “Barney” Shaffner; two brothers, Alvin Neal and Kyle Neal; and four sisters, Willie Mae (Neal) Smith, Lannie (Neal) Usry, Agnes (Neal) Hutchinson and Eva (Neal) Womack.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery. The Rev. Mikel Norris will officiate. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Helen C. Sockman
MOUNT VERNON — Helen C. Sockman, 89, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The Snyder Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
George Paul Souers
MOUNT VERNON — George Paul Souers, 92, of 3 Park Road, Mount Vernon, passed away April 7, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital after a short illness.
Paul was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Barberton to Roy and Grace (Swineheart) Souers. He was the older of two sons. After growing up in the Barberton and Portage Lakes area, he graduated from Barberton High School in 1929. He was then employed by Babcock Wilcox Co. and Sun Oil Co. until joining the Army in 1942. He served with the 8th Armored Division in the European Theater of World War II from 1942 to 1946, and was honorably discharged as a chief warrant officer.
After returning from duty, he resided in Arizona and then California, where he was an employee of Howard Hughes Aircraft in Culver City. In 1952, he moved back to Ohio and settled in Mount Vernon. He was employed as vice president at Woolson Co. for 25 years. In 1977, he obtained his realtor license and worked for Don Watson Realtors until retiring in 2003. He attended First Christian Church and was a member of the Moose, Elks, VFW and AMVETS.
During his life, Paul enjoyed golfing, fishing and especially spending time with family and friends. He was a kind-hearted individual who constantly thought of others before himself.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marjorie (Loyd) Souers; his daughters, Debra (Jon) Dunham of Mount Vernon and April (Bob) Sievers of Delaware; a son, Eric Souers of Westerville; grandchildren, Joel (Kelsey) Kuhlman, Jeremy Kuhlman and his fiancee, Lindsay Miller, Elizabeth Souers, Michael Souers, Jason (Amy) Sievers, and Aaron Sievers and his fiancee, Lee Ann Grzebinski. He also has two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Madison; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert; and his son, Robert Loyd.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County or to the American Cancer Society. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.