CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Georgianna Lee “Dixie” Dalbec of Central Point, Ore., died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the young age of 62. A celebration of life will be held at White City Christian Church, Oregon, today at 6 p.m.
Dixie, as she was known to most, was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Mount Vernon to Roy and Mary Martha Raby. Dixie was the older of two girls, her sister, Roylene Neal, survives. Dixie graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She later married Gene A. Dalbec Sr. and moved to Oregon with her family in 1978. Dixie worked hard through her life supporting and raising her four boys. When her three grandsons came into her life she felt her life was fulfilled. Dixie loved working with children and last worked as an administrative assistant at Noah’s Ark Early Learning Center in Central Point.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Brian, Gene Jr., Todd and Brent; and three grandsons.
Remembrances can be made to any local preschool. Arrangements are provided by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Oregon.
Margaret J. Ellis
MOUNT VERNON — Margaret Jean Ellis, 90, of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2005, at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Elza W. Rutherford
HOMER — A funeral service for Elza W. “Whitey” Rutherford, 78, of Homer, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Flanagan officiating. Burial will follow in Homer Cemetery.
Elza died Oct. 12, 2005, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. He was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Braxton, W.Va., to Stewart and Rosa (Conrad) Rutherford. He loved the earth and all the gifts it bares. He loved gardening, especially raising his tomatoes and he helped his daughter, Joyce, in her flower business in his retirement years. Elza was a crane operator at Cooper-Bessemer for 25 years and a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Rutherford of Homer; son, Berton (Karen) Rutherford of Meadesville, Pa.; special friend, Annie Falley; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Elbin of Sunbury and Ervin of Clark; and sister, Faye of Warren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, who died in 1992.
Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main Street, Utica.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Homer Fire Department Building Fund, P.O. Box 8, Homer, OH 43027-0008.