Bernard L. Bishop
CROTON — Bernard Lee Bishop, 59, of Croton died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
Mr. Bishop was born July 20, 1944, in Croton to William Walter and Edrie (Wilson) Bishop. He was a truck driver for Ohio Fresh Eggs, a member of Mohican Saddle Club in Bladensburg and a volunteer for 20 plus years for the Croton Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carol Bishop of Croton; a son, Jeffrey (Denise) Bishop of Croton; two daughter, Brooke Dowell of Centerburg and Denise (J.R.) Murray of Blacklick; a brother, William R. (Betty) Bishop of Centerburg; two sister, Donna (Danny) Fleshman of Johnstown and Susan (Jerry) Martin of Centerburg; three grandchildren, Bethany, Justin and Seth Dowell; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. with Dan Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery.
An online memorial will be located at crousekaubersammons.plan4ever.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Stephen Blackford, 51, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Whispering Hills Care Center. The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is in charge of arrangements.
William E. Chalfant
MOUNT VERNON — William E. Chalfant, 83, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at his home.
He was born March, 12, 1921, in Coshocton to the Rev. G.E. and Ruby (Wright) Chalfant. Mr. Chalfant retired in 1985 after 42 years of employment with Continental Can. He was a faithful 20-year member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he was active in the choir and served on the general board as trustee and deacon. Mr. Chalfant was a 1941 graduate of Danville High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by two sons, Roger Chalfant and John Chalfant, both of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Cheryl (John) Carmany of Cumberland; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jamie Gump will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 729 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
William Grogg Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — William D. “Bill” Grogg Sr., 59, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.
He was born Jan. 18, 1945, in Galion to Gail and Alice (Riddlebaugh) Grogg and had spent his lifetime in the Fredericktown and Mount Vernon areas. Bill was a self-employed semi-truck driver and was an avid NASCAR fan. He had been active with Pacemakers drag strip in Mount Vernon during its early years and he was a classic car enthusiast attending classic car shows and cruise-in’s throughout the local area.
Surviving are his wife, Jill (Cunningham) Lybarger, whom he married Feb. 2, 2003; five sons, Wade (Susan) Grogg, Tim (Beth) Grogg, Michael Grogg and William (Christi) Grogg Jr., all of Fredericktown, and Thomas (Carrie) Grogg of Cardington; his daughter, Connie Atkins of Utica; three stepdaughters, Denise (Gene) Berry of Howard, Kelly (Don) DeWitt and Pamela Riley, both of Mount Vernon; 20 grandchildren; his sister, Theresa (Robert) Cockrell of Fredericktown; and three brothers, David (Eleanor) Grogg of Tennessee, Harold (Carol) Grogg of Loudonville and Tom (Sandy) Grogg of Fredericktown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Grogg.
Friends may call Saturday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where memorial service will follow. Pastor Wade Wolfe will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The Station Break Senior Citizens Center, 501 S. Main St., Mount Vernon 43050; or the YMCA, 103 N. Main St., Mount Vernon 43050.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jocelyn M. McFadden
MOUNT VERNON — Jocelyn Mae (Greer) McFadden, 76, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon where she resided.
She was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Danville to Alfred B. and Bessie Mae Greer.
On Sept. 23, 1952, she married Walter F. McFadden. She attended the Wesley Chapel
Church, and was very active in resident functions at The Laurels, including bingo.
She was also well cared for at The Laurels by Hospice of Knox County.
Jocelyn is survived by a niece, Tammy Anders, and her family of Danville, two grandchildren, Dawn Reiger and Troy Greer, and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; a son, Johnny Greer; and a brother, Robert Greer.
A graveside service will be today at 11 a.m. in Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Danville. Pastor Elaine Cutlip will officiate. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements.
Betty B. Scarff
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Betty B. (Ault) Scarff, 82, of Sterling Heights, Mich., died April 25, 2004, at her home in Sterling Heights.
She was born March 31, 1922, in Barnsville. She was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Brooke (Bill) Drinkall, Sloane (Gregg) Sall and F. Drew Hitchcock.
Funeral will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors Inc. The Rev. F. Richard Pickelhaupt will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown. Visitation will be Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Sunday one hour before the service at the funeral home.