CROTON — Johnnie Jr. Bailey, 50, of Croton died April 14, 2005, after a long battle with cancer at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.
He was born April 5, 1955, in Orma, W.Va., to Amos and Maude (Groves) Bailey.
He is survived by his wife of 4 1/2 years, Mary Ellen Bailey; three daughters, Amanda Bailey of West Virginia and Anna and Morgan of home; a son, Jason Bailey of West Virginia; two sisters, Juanita Starcher of Brewster and Sue Fontaine of Spencer, W.Va.; and six brothers, Amos Paul (Paula) Bailey and Lee (Dorothy) Bailey, both of Orrville, Clarence (Phyllis) Bailey of Chloe, W.Va., Ray (Paula) Bailey of Massillon, Tex (Mary Ann) Bailey of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Charles (Lori) Bailey of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Glenna McCune and Madge Greathouse.
There will be no calling hours. Family will observe private services at a later date. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 City Gate Drive, #E, Columbus, OH 43219. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Russell D. Bishop
MOUNT VERNON — Russell D. Bishop, 76, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Mansfield to Harold and Neva (Garton) Bishop Sr. Russell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
He is survived by his son, Steven Bishop of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Vickie (Keith) Sant of Mount Vernon and Sheryl (Steven) Sigler of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Amber, Brian, Stephanie, Brooke and Brittany; two stepgrandchildren, Chad and Cortney; a great-grandson, Jacob; and a brother, Harold “Hal” Bishop Jr. of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 40 years, Emma Louella (Yarman) Bishop; and a sister, Marjorie Eggelston.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.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 local chapter of the American Red Cross; or to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.
Dollie M. Conner
MOUNT VERNON — Dollie M. Conner, 80, of Mount Vernon died Friday, April 15, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Dollie was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Virginia to George W. and Susie (Cook) Barton and had spent most of her lifetime in Knox County.
Surviving are her daughter, Ruth Treen of Mount Vernon; her sons, Albert James Vance of Michigan, Linzzie (Danette) Vance of Westerville, Kenneth E. (Wanda) Conner Jr. of Mount Vernon and George Conner of Howard; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Gladys Hayes of Virginia.
Besides her parents, her husband, Kenneth Eugene Conner Sr., preceded her in death.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe private services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John A. Ramey
MARYSVILLE — John A. Ramey, 91, of Marysville died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at his home.
He was a retired mechanic for Pompano Beach, Fla. He was a member of Marion Lodge F&AM; Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Shrine Temple; Moose and Eagles Lodges of Marysville.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Constance E. (Morton) Ramey; children, Betty Ann (Scotty) Black of Marysville, John Robert (Marla) Ramey of Middleburg, Mary (Brian) Miller of Margate, Fla., and Joyce E. (Richard) Collett of Marysville; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur (Freida) Ramey of Centerburg; sister-in-law, Gertrude Ramey of Centerburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Ramey; and a brother, Donald Ramey.
Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Gary Pollock will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, Centerburg.