Nathan R. Anderson
HOWARD — Nathan R. Anderson, 22, of Monroe Mills Road, Howard, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, while serving his country in Iraq.
Funeral services are pending. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting with arrangements.
Elijah L. Gantt
MOUNT VERNON — Elijah Lashon Gantt, newborn infant, died Nov. 14, 2004, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He is survived by his mother, Amber Gantt of Mount Vernon; and father, Warren Taylor Jr. of Mount Vernon; maternal grandfather, Douglas Gantt of Heath; paternal grandmother, Louise Taylor of Mount Vernon; maternal great-grandparents, Carolyn and James Giffin of Mount Vernon, Edson and Jennifer DeVore of Daytona, Fla., James and Marge Gantt of Gambier, and Betty and Larry Steinmetz of Fredericktown; maternal great-great-grandmother, Betty Kochis of Mount Vernon; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Michelle Gantt.
Graveside service will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Pastor Jamie Gump will officiate. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Imogene G. Hughes
FINDLAY — Imogene Gaye Hughes, 76, died Nov. 15, 2004, in Findlay.
Born March 18, 1928, to Mrs. Beulah Perkins, from the age of 3 she was raised by foster parents, Clay and Vennice Scott, after being placed in the Knox County Children’s Home. She graduated valedictorian from Bladensburg High School. She was a graduate of Mount Vernon Business School and attended Franklin University in Columbus.
A freelance writer in later years, she was an active volunteer for Hospice of Knox County and a member of Poets of America. Gaye was also a member of the Grove Church of Christ, where she formally taught the College and Careers Sunday School class, but later attended the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple. She was a former 4-H advisor and former member of International Secretaries Association. She was active in various organizations including the Christians Women’s Groups, the Country Home Club and the Euchre Club. She worked at Century Window before retirement.
She is survived by two sons, Michael (Cheryl) of Gahanna and J. Brett (Angie) of Findlay; one half sister, Virginia Kivett of Stoughton, Wis.; one half brother, Kenneth (Marlene) Spence of Thornville; two grandchildren, Alexa and Alyson; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are good friends, Mary and Don Frye and Betty Gilbert, all of Mount Vernon, and Ruth Culbertson of Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her birth mother and father; her foster parents; one half sister, Phyllis Tomlinson; one half brother, Richard Spence; and a grandnephew.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor Bill Fennell will officiate. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050, for which she was a volunteer; or to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.