James T. Brady
COSHOCTON — James T. “Ikey” Brady passed away Nov. 15, 2005.
He was born March 27, 1928, in Coshocton to John and Jessie Brady. He was a member of the U.S. Navy for 22 years, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Receiving many medals of honor, including a Purple Heart during the course of his service. A lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), he held positions of junior vice commander of Post 2040 in Coshocton from 1980-81, and then commander of Post 2040 from 1981-82. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 431 of Coshocton, the Sertoma International, and the American Veterans (AMVETS) where he served as commander of Post 36 in Coshocton from 1991-93.
He retired as a plant operator in 1983 from American Electric Power. Before his health failed he was active in community and served as a dedicated member of the Coshocton County REACT team. He married Sarah B. Grant-Brady (Sr. Mtr.) on May 28, 1966, in New Haven, Conn., and was a member of the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob.
Preceding in death are his parents; his sisters, Jeannette Johnson, Dorothy Wilson, Ade Mae Green, June Brady, Aletha Bray-Slack and Edith Dowdel; and brothers, Pat Brady and Frank Brady.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Sarah B. Brady (Sr. Mtr.); one daughter, A’gatha Mary (Vaughn) Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, James W. Brady of Stockton, Calif., John D. (Kiko) Brady of Coshocton and Ikey T.J. Brady of Columbus; three sisters, Mary K. Carter of Akron, Sara Lee (Charles) Kelker of El Paso, Texas, and Joanne Brady of Coshocton; sister-in-law, Aretha (Frank) Brady; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends to mourn his passing.
Calling hours will be Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, 186 Park Ave., Coshocton, OH 43817. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in the name of James T. Brady to the following organizations: Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Lifeline, the Coshocton County Hospice or The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob.
H.N. ‘Smitty’ Smith
CENTERBURG — H.N. “Smitty” Smith, 62, of Centerburg died suddenly Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
He was retired from Milford Township and was a member of the Boundary Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Wilhelmenia; children, Joe (Anna) of Centerburg, Gene (Katja) of Westerville, Bill (fiancee Katy Euliss) of Centerburg, Jon (fiancee Kristin Jacobs) of Columbus, Sam and James of Centerburg; granddaughters, Felicia, Cora, Emma, Dayna and Ameila; mother, Zada Smith of Mount Gilead; brother, Ollie (Becky) of Cardington; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hildreth N. Smith Sr.; brother, Willard; sisters, Betty, Eleanor, Shirley and Vera.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Monday at 11 a.m. Roger Crego, minister, will officiate. Interment will be in Moreland Cemetery.
BLADENSBURG — Verna VanWinkle, 91, of Bladensburg died Nov. 17, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home at Mount Vernon.
She was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Perryton to Neverson and Della (Rine) Wright. She was a member of the Bladensburg Church of Christ and the Mount Zion Cemetery Association. She had been an employee of Davidson’s Grocery in Bladensburg for over 20 years.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Patsy Wright Haxton, Paul Wright, Pauline Wright Wolfe, Donnie Wright, Susie Wright Mizer, Marilyn Wright Towner, John Neverson Wright, Nancy Wright Chew and Jo Ann Wright Kline; and many friends in the Bladensburg area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy VanWinkle, in 1976; one sister, Mabel Norris; and two brothers, Everett and Ralph Wright.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bladensburg Fire Department, Bladensburg, OH 43005. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.