James R. Buell
JOHNSTOWN — James R. Buell, 65, of Johnstown died Saturday evening, May 15, 2004, at Licking Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family after a 1 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born April 20, 1939, in Sunbury to Glenard and Freda (Linnabary) Buell. He was a U.S. Army Reserves veteran and a 1957 graduate of Big Walnut High School.
He is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Judith (Warner) Buell; a son, Robert (Renee) of Pataskala; a granddaughter, Ashley; a brother, Richard (Tressa) Buell of Sunbury; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Warner of Sunbury; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, with Masonic Service at 8 p.m. Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Craig Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenhill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Program, 1 St. Jude Place Building, P.O. Box 100, Department 300, Memphis, TN 38148; or Hospice of Central Ohio, Newark.
Mary E. Manley
EAST POINT, Ga. — Mary Ellen (Meier) Manley died May 12, 2004, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hospice Home in Atlanta, Ga.
She was born June 1, 1933, in Columbus to Girard and Mary (Mattingly) Meier. She was a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School and Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus.
She is survived by two sons, Vincent and Richard, and three grandsons, all of East Point, Ga.; three brothers, Francis (Helen) Meier of Mount Vernon, William (Marilu) Meier of Lowellville and James (Virginia) Meier of San Diego, Calif.; and two sisters, Rose (James) Clements of Tacoma, Wash., and Alice (Bufford) Latham of Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; and two brothers, Bernard Meier and Richard Meier.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on May 14 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hapeville, Ga. Burial was in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga.
Edward A. McDonald
DANVILLE — Edward Arthur McDonald, 75, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Danville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 17, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 21, 1928, in Knox County to Arthur and Irene (Carter) McDonald. On Oct. 29, 1948, he was married to Mary E. McFadden, who survives.
Edward accepted the Lord as his savior, and was baptized into Christ on March 21, 2004. He was retired from Oxford Oil of Zanesville and Brair Hill Stone Co. He was previously self-employed in the timber business. He was one of the founders and an officer of the Knox County Coon Hunters Association. He was a Tiverton Township Trustee, a member of the Walhonding men’s basketball team, and a Howard Little League and Babe Ruth coach. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and NASCAR fan. He killed the first wild turkey in Knox County.
In addition to Mary Ellen, his devoted wife of 55 years, he is survived by his mother, Irene McDonald of Mount Vernon; four sons, William “Bill” (Loney) McDonald, Mike (Cheryle) McDonald and Jeff (Amy) McDonald, all of Howard and Doug (Pam) McDonald of Danville; two daughters, Judy (Ron) Hess of Howard and Cheryl “Cheri” (Alan) Fry of Danville; 10 grandchildren, Becky Davis, B.J. Oyster, Bobbie Cline, Dena McKinstry, Michelle Matthews, Nick McDonald, Christel Breckler, Brian Hess, Alista McDonald and Lynae McDonald; seven great-grandchildren; six brothers, Carl (Zondra) McDonald, Glenn (Kay) McDonald of Mount Vernon, Charles (Shaila) McDonald, Darrell (Karen) McDonald of Fredericktown, Robert (Alice) McDonald of Loudonville and Neil (Patty) McDonald of Utica; and four sisters, Kathleen Hunter and Joyce McDonald of Mount Vernon, Marcina (Robert) McFadden of Danville and Marcella Graham of Walhonding.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; a brother, Lewis McDonald; and a grandson, Arik Edward McDonald.
The funeral will be Thursday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Millwood Church of Christ. Minister Gene Lilly will officiate. Burial will be in Riley Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, and on Thursday prior to the service. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Millwood Church of Christ.
Norma Jean Ray
DANVILLE — Norma Jean Ray, 56, of Danville passed away Monday, May 17, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.