James E. Brokaw
MOUNT VERNON — James E. Brokaw, 50, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at his residence of apparent heart failure.
James was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Mount Vernon to Carl E. and N. Frances (Zarley) Brokaw and had spent his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He was retired from the American National Can Co. in Mount Vernon where he had been employed for over 20 years as a printing press operator.
Surviving are his sister, Jane H. Metzger of Mount Vernon; three nephews, Raymond D. Metzger Jr., David J. Metzger and Tom Brokaw; great-nephews, Anthony Carpenter and Zachary N. Metzger; his beloved aunt, Catherine C. Wells; his former stepchildren, Lorrie, Missy and Brady; and 22 cousins. James will be missed by his family and friends.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Mount Vernon Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Paul E. Cross
MOUNT VERNON — Paul E. Cross, 58, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Paul was born May 20, 1946, in Columbus to John W. and Esther A. (Smedley) Cross and was a graduate of Bliss College in Columbus. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had been employed at HiSAN in Mount Vernon for the past 10 years. Paul had served as a volunteer with the Knox County Veterans Association and had been a former scoutmaster for Troop 342 and Troop 340 of the Boy Scouts of America.
Surviving are his two sons, Kenneth Cross and Kevin (Stacy) Cross, both of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Stephanie (Kevin Berry) Cross of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Trevor Cross and Kayla Sue Cross; his brother, John W. (Shirley) Cross Jr. of Wheatridge, Colo.; and his sister, Joan (Clarence) Burch of Fredericktown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Cross.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Pauline E. Daily
MOUNT VERNON — Pauline E. Daily, 81, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Sndyer Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
KILLBUCK — George McFarland, 85, of 9741 County Road 622, Killbuck, died Sunday morning, Aug. 29, 2004, at Sunset View Nursing Home, Millersburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1918, in Richland Township, Holmes County, and was the son of Charles H. and Sara Malinda (Hawkins) McFarland. On Aug. 26, 1950, he married Helen Middaugh and she survives. He was an auto repair mechanic most of his life and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
Also surviving are six children, Sharon (Paul) Troyer of Howard, Carol (Harry) Ketzell of Mount Vernon, Alan G. (Karen) McFarland of Shreve, Barbara McFarland of Killbuck, Brenda (Mike) Sigler of Wooster and Brent McFarland and close friend Carol McCarty of North Canton; grandchildren, Stacy Ketzell, Teresa (Derek Alvarado) Troyer, Kevin (Kelly) Troyer, Johnathan (Shanna) McFarland, Matthew (Julie) McFarland, Sarah McFarland, Christopher Sigler, Jennifer Sigler and Mindy McFarland; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Cecelia Troyer, Aiden Estep and Braylon McFarland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd and Clyde McFarland; and a sister, Leah Blanche McFarland.
Graveside service will be Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Killbuck Cemetery with Chaplain Rick Trumbo officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.