MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth Boyd, 81, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Heartland of Centerburg Nursing Home. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ray E. Cooley
GAMBIER — Ray E. Cooley, 78, of Gambier died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was morn March 10, 1926, in Morgan County to Eber C. and Goldie May (VanHorn) Cooley. Mr. Cooley retired after 40 years in 1988 as an overhead crane operator at Cooper-Bessemer. He was also a member of the United Steel Workers.
He is survived by his brother, Roy A. Cooley of Walhonding; sister, Mabel Mercer of Marne; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lina (Hollar) Cooley; and a brother, Malcom Cooley.
No calling hours will be observed. A graveside service will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Wilson Cemetery, 4254 Marion Road NE, Newark, with the Rev. James Dennis officiating. Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, 1850 W. Main St., Newark, is in charge of arrangements.
For additional information or to sign an Online Memorial Guestbook, visit www.vocfh.com and click on “obituaries.”
MOUNT VERNON — Ruth Hall of Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at her residence. These services are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Richard E. Harris
FREDERICKTOWN — Richard E. Harris, 61, of Gifford Street, Fredericktown, passed away on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Nov. 24, 1942, in Knox County to Everett and Blanche (Webster) Harris and has been a Knox County resident all of his life. Mr. Harris had served the community of Fredericktown as a police officer from which he retired in 1996. He was a member of the Bladensburg Masonic Lodge and the Sheriff’s Auxiliary.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 40 years, Brenda (Wilson) Harris; two daughters, Michele (Don) Yarman of Fredericktown and Holly (Brad) Mast of Fredericktown; four grandchildren, Bryce and Emily Yarman, and Bailey and Olivia Mast; and a sister, Mary Jo (John) Shrimplin of Bladensburg.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The family will observe a private burial in Forest Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fredericktown Willie Davis Youth Football, c/o Ray Davis, 3 E. Mound St., Fredericktown 43019; or a charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Everett J. Hopwood
MOUNT VERNON — Everett Jack Hopwood, 78, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Mr. Hopwood was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Bellville to Lawrence and Goldie (Gatton) Hopwood and had lived his lifetime in the Richland and Knox County areas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 42nd Rainbow Division, and was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Hopwood retired from the Continental Can Co. in Mount Vernon in 1985 after 36 years of employment as a machine operator. He was a life member of the 242nd Infantry Chapter, Company G, of the 42nd Rainbow Division Association; life member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Association.
Surviving are his wife, Florence (Lifer) Hopwood, whom he married March 10, 1951; and a nephew, Joel Hopwood of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents a brother, Vincent Hopwood, preceded him in death.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Joe Blevins officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Verga E. Jones
MOUNT VERNON — Verga E. Jones, 77, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Verga was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Otis and Jennett (Johnston) Cunningham and had been a resident of Mount Vernon for the past 59 years. She was a member of the Newark Road Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. Verga was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her family.
Surviving are her loving husband, Harry Jones, whom she married Nov. 3, 1956; her daughter, Jennett Frye of Mount Vernon; her son, Robert A. Jones of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph (Tonya) Cunningham of Belpre, Otis (Patricia) Cunningham of Dallas, Texas, and Glen (Ruth) Cunningham of Columbus; and two sisters, Edith (Roger) King of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Mary Mills of Little Hocking.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Denver Cunningham, Virgil Cunningham and Dale Cunningham; and a sister, Ruth Smith.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. with Mr. Russell Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Beverly McKinstry, 76, of Melick Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Marvin W. Williamson
DRESDEN — Marvin Wellington Williamson, 81, of Township Road 455, Dresden, died Oct. 18, 2004, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Coshocton County, he was the only child of Harry M. and Fern M. (Mowery) Williamson. He was a graduate of Coshocton High School Class of 1941 and several trade and military school. During World War II, he served as a staff sergeant gunnery instructor at the request of the 3018th AAF Base Unit in Kingman, Ariz. After the war he operated an automotive brake and alignment business for 10 years. The he was employed at the Auto Supply Co. and three GM auto dealers before retiring form the former Olinger Motor Sales Co. in 1987.
On July 1, 1965, he married Evelyn M. Bantum, who preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1999.
He is survived by a nephew; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; and special friends, Terry and Patricia Albertson.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Blissfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton 43812. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.
Joshua Tyler Wyatt
MARION, N.C. — Joshua Tyler Wyatt, 16, of Marion, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004.
Joshua was the son of Wayne and Cindy (Turner) Wyatt of Marion, N.C., and was born April 17, 1988, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Joshua attended Nebo First Baptist Church and was homeschooled.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Travis Wyatt, and a sister, Kayela Wyatt, both of the home; paternal grandfather, Don Meyer of Marion, N.C.; paternal great-grandmother, Lillian Hyatt of Flint, Mich.; maternal grandparents, Fred and Vonda Turner of Fredericktown; aunts and uncles, Pamela Turner of North Port, Fla., Barry Turner of Apple Valley, Howard, and Scott and Shelly (Turner) Voelker of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a number of great-aunts and great-uncles.
A graveside service was held Oct. 3, 2004, in Hick’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jody McGaha officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family at 88 Arbor View Drive, Marion, NC 28752.