Earl R. Burrell
NEWARK — A funeral service for Earl R. Burrell, 91, of Newark, formerly of St. Louisville, will be held at Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Wilson and Pastor G. William Harding officiating. Burial will follow in Eden Cemetery.
Earl died Nov. 18, 2005, in Newark. He was born March 30, 1914, in St. Louisville to the late Harvey and Ivy A. (Cliver) Burrell. He was a member of the Church of God of Newark and a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Artillery.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Betty Burrell of Newark; sister, Elsie Mae Webster of Utica; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Joseph Burrell; daughter, Ramona Earlene Osmon; brother, Kenneth Burrell; and sister, Irene Scoles.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica.
David ‘Jake’ Carter
MOUNT VERNON — David H. “Jake” Carter, 73, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.
Jake was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Mount Vernon to Lester David and Irene (Ackerman) Carter and had spent his lifetime in the Fredericktown area. He was a 1950 graduate of Fredericktown High School, and entered the U.S. Army for training as a paratrooper. An injury during military training sent Jake home with a medical discharge. He started his banking career at the Dan Struble Bank in Fredericktown, which was later purchased by the First-Knox National Bank. Jake retired from the First-Knox National Bank in 1987 as a vice president.
He was a member of the Green Valley United Methodist Church, served on the fund-raising committee for the Fredericktown Community Center, was a member of the Fredericktown Historical Society, and had served as a Wayne Township trustee. Jake was one of the founders of the Fredericktown High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Hofmann) Carter, whom he married Dec. 6, 1953; his three daughters, Katie (Steve) Frazier of Mount Vernon, Mary (Terry) Davis of Butler and Martha (Steve) Petrucelli of Worthington; six grandchildren, Isaac Frazier, Jayna and Trent Davis, and Sarah, John and Nick Petrucelli; and his two sisters, June Carpenter and Carolyn (Paul) Seymour both of Fredericktown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Carter and Harold Carter; and his sister, Mary Houle Wolcott.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown and on Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the Green Valley United Methodist Church where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Sam Troyer officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Green Valley United Methodist Church; Fredericktown Athletic Boosters; Fredericktown Historical Society or the Knox County Humane Society. This obituary and to send an online condolence to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ralph L. Coffing
QUINBY, S.C. — Ralph Lawrence Coffing, 90, of Quinby, S.C., a former Mount Vernon resident, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence, S.C.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. View the obituary and send an online condolence to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ronald L. Crawford
MOUNT VERNON — Ronald L. Crawford, 67, of Mount Vernon, died Nov. 19, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Kevin L. Hall
MILLERSBURG — Kevin Lee Hall, 44, of 3309 County Road 150, Millersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at the Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
Funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Donnis Meek officiating. Burial will be in New Castle Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Echoing Hills, 36272 Township Road 79, Warsaw, OH 43844. Obituary at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Patricia Ann Hayes
COLUMBUS — Patricia Ann Hayes, 62, of Columbus, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
BUTLER — Virginia “Ginny” Mae Ledbetter, 84, of Keck Road, Butler, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Charleston, W.Va., the daughter of the late Roland and Nora (Eary) Canterbury.
She is survived by a son, Richard A. (Maxine) Canterbury of Mansfield; two grandsons, Joe Canterbury of Butler and Ricky Canterbury of Florida; a granddaughter, Gleda Pappas of Michigan; a brother, Bob (Jean) Canterbury of Mount Vernon; a sister, Mary Jo Harris of Georgia; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and she loved as one of the family, Mary J. Miller of Fredericktown and Michael C. Simmons of Ashland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, PFC Cecil H. Canterbury of Charleston, W.Va., who was killed in Germany in World War II in 1945; her second husband, whom she was lovingly married to for 56 1⁄2 years, Joseph E. “Buddy” Ledbetter, who passed away on Jan. 13, 2005; three brothers, Johnny Canterbury, Edward Canterbury and Harry Canterbury; and two sisters, Ruby Frances Canterbury and Catherine Harper.
Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where the Rev. Bob Canterbury will conduct a funeral service Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20037-1292.
To view this obituary and leave an online condolence, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lloyd C. Mummert
MOUNT VERNON — Lloyd C. Mummert, 91, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in the Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
Lloyd was born at Green Castle, Pa., on Sept. 10, 1914, a son of the late Samuel L. and Mary J. (Stickle) Mummert. Lloyd was a retired farmer.
In addition to his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by brothers, John, Luther, Lester, Hubert, Ernest and Alvin Mummert; a sister, Bessie Stickle; and his faithful canine companion, Shorty.
Several nieces and nephews survive Lloyd.
No calling hours or funeral service will be held. Interment will be held at a later date in the Montgomery Cemetery, Upton, Pa.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
View this obituary online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CEDARVILLE — Janet Smithhisler Pollock, 69, passed away Nov. 19, 2005, in her Cedarville residence after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Everett Dean Pollock; daughters, Pam (Bill) Vermillion of Lima, Monica (Ed) Blanchard of Howard, Maria (Steve) Wagner of Mount Vernon, Peggy (Randy) Harris of Frazeysburg, Barb Smith and Robin Stewart of Kettering; sons, James (Marsha) Smithhisler of Danville, Larry (Moni) Smithhisler of Germany, Philip (Tonya) Smithhisler of Cedarville and Mike (Carolyn) Smithhisler of Indiana; 38 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; mother, Elsie Shaw of Cedarville; brothers, Robert (Blanche) Shaw of Pennsylvania, Donald (Jan) Shaw of Jamestown and Charles Shaw of Selma; sisters, Teresa Duncan of Xenia and Mary (Mike) Smith of Xenia.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Smithhisler, in 2001; and baby boy, Jerry; father, Jesse Shaw; sisters, Phyllis Freeman and Shirley Schroeder.
Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Snoke officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke Cemetery in Danville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45314. To view this obituary and leave an online condolence, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.