Clyde Heaton Memorial Service
DANVILLE — A memorial service will be conducted for Clyde E. Heaton on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at the Greer Wesleyan Church, 20189 Nashville Road (six miles north of Danville).
Mr. Heaton died Dec. 15, 2006, in Newark, Del. He was 81 years old.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Greer Wesleyan Church, 20189 Nashville Road, Glenmont, OH 44628.
MOUNT VERNON — Jim Hoar, 59, of Millstone Lane, Mount Vernon, passed away Jan. 18, 2006, at the Doctors West Hospital in Columbus after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Mansfield. Jim was a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon and was a member of the AMVETS 95 and former member of the Eagles. He enjoyed many things in life including golf, trap shooting, traveling, euchre club, camping and sports. Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 and had been stationed in Germany.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Nova (Berry) Hoar; a daughter, Angie (Waylen) Jackson of Dublin; a son, Jim Hoar of Mount Vernon; four grandsons, Jacob Jackson, Christopher, Kyler and Wyatt Hoar; his father, Lewis R. Hoar of Mount Vernon; two brothers, Ken (Cheryl) Hoar of Richmond, Va., and Lewis D. (Deb) Hoar of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Roxanna Cline of Mount Vernon and Sharon Gault of Mount Vernon; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine Hoar; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Hoar.
Visitation and viewing will be held Saturday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. To honor his wishes, Jim will be cremated and the family will observe a private graveside service at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry will be online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James H. Jenkins
ATHENS, Ga. — Dr. James Hobart Jenkins, 86, of Athens, Ga., a retired professor of Wildlife Management, School of Forestry at the University of Georgia, and a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, died Jan. 16, 2006, in the loving home of his granddaughter, Alethea Gard’ner Ballard and her husband Abraham Ballard after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Jim was born Jan. 28, 1919, in Mount Vernon to Hoy and Luella Jenkins. He graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and then did research work with blood plasma, penicillin and bacitracin. After that, he became a biologist with the Georgia Game and Fish Commission and went on to get a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
He became a professor at the University of Georgia School of Forest Resources where he set up and headed the Wildlife and Fisheries Department. He received many awards over the years including such things as Alumni Society Outstanding Teacher Award at the School of Forestry, Phi Sigma Graduate Research Award, and recipient of the South East Annual Technical Award of the Society of American Foresters.
He served as president of the Southeastern Section of the Wildlife Society and president of the Georgia Ornithological Society. He authored over 100 publications and held 12 patents. He made many contributions to the elucidation of the extent and degree of pesticide and radioactive contamination of wildlife. Jim was a respected, honored and admired professor at the university for 34 years, retiring as professor emeritus.
During this time he was also a research scientist and inventor. He is best known for being one of the co-inventors of the tranquilizer or dart gun that makes it possible to capture animals alive. He traveled all around the world, including many times to Africa to further his research, teach at the University of Pretoria, and capture big game animals for the first time with the tranquilizer gun. By allowing the capture and transporting of animals to protected areas, his tranquilizer gun is credited with saving the white rhino from extinction.
His many tales of adventures in Africa, sometimes slightly embellished, entertained students, friends and family; and affectionately earned him the nickname “Jungle Jim.”
He was also a co-inventor of “Halt,” a pepper spray dog repellent used by meter readers and U.S. Postal Carriers. He also invented “Snake Stop” used by the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
Jim was very proud to have served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Medical Services Officer and Medical Executive Officer with assignments with the 446th Bombardment and Reconnaissance Wing, Field Hospital, Dobbins Air Force Base and Bio-Environmental Engineering Services at Warner Robins Air Force Base.
He was very honored that the USAF Surgeon General’s Officer Classification Board conferred on him the title of Military Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General in the specialty of Medical Entomologist. He retired as a full colonel with over 27 years of service.
Jim was an avid wildlife photographer and outdoorsman, a hunter, fisherman and marksman. For years he was a member of Young Harris Memorial Methodist Church, and later Christ Church which became the Community Alliance Church.
Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha Jane Jenkins; three children, Mike Jenkins, Molly Blackwell and Trudy Gard’ner; five grandchildren, Madeline Jenkins, Alethea Gard’ner Ballard, Johanna Gard’ner, Amy Gard’ner and Pratima Gard’ner; and one great-grandchild, Lucia Gard’ner Ballard.
Funeral service was this morning at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Mayo Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, P.O. Box 450, Albert Lea, MN 56007.
Pallbearers will be Micheal Jenkins, Abraham Ballard, Gary Blackwell, Charles Gard’ner, Kathryn Prestwood Hayes and Jack Crockford. Honorary pallbearers are the School of Forest Resources Faculty.
This obituary may be viewed at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Carl A. ‘Ty’ Thomas
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Carl “Ty” Thomas, 80, Springfield, Mo., passed away Jan. 16, 2006.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Kingsway United Methodist Church in Springfield, Mo. Cremation will follow.
Suggested contributions can be made to: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, Terry Thomas Memorial Fund, c/o Diane Pike, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Ty was born Nov. 10, 1925, to Earl and Iva Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bob, Cliff and Toby; his sister, Ganelle; his first beloved wife, Wylene Frederick; and their son, Terry.
He is survived by his sister, Mary of Gambier, Ohio; and brother, Howard of the state of Florida, and his daughters, Jenny of the state of Georgia, and Sandy of Harrisonville, Mo. He is also survived by his second wife of 15 years, Shirlene Shelton Koon; and stepchildren, Debbie, Cynthia, Kirsten, Liesl, Julie and Carl.
Ty attended Mount Vernon Senior High School from 1939 through 1943. While there, he lettered in football. After high school, Ty served his country as a radio operator in the Navy during the second World War in the Pacific campaign from New Guinea to Japan.
After leaving the Navy in 1946, Ty attended Southwest Missouri State University from 1946 through 1950. He was a four-year football letterman and a member of the Letterman’s Club. He graduated in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Ty married Wylene Frederick in 1951. Their loving marriage produced three children, one of whom preceded him in death. Wylene also predeceased Ty.
Ty later attended Ohio State University, earning his master’s degree in education. He subsequently taught and coached at Walnut Grove, West Plains and Springfield Central high schools. He was a member of the National Educational Association and the Springfield Education Association. After retiring from coaching he headed the history department and taught history and political science at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo.
Ty began an athletic equipment business while he was teaching and continued it after he retired from the Springfield Public School System.
He leaves many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and a large family of friends and neighbors. We will all miss his cheerful kindness and personality. He was a loyal, true friend who would stand up for the rights of a person.
Eleanor M. Webb
CENTERBURG — Eleanor M. Webb, 69, of Centerburg died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was a retired receptionist for Dr. William F. Emlich Sr.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Jack Webb; children, Terri (Jim) VanFossen, Lori (Ed) Lambert, Jackie Webb and Davy (Nikki) Webb; grandsons, Dalton Webb and Brandt Lambert; a sister, Cathy (Jim) Sprouse; a brother, Joe (Doris) Brown; sister-in-law, Nancy Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Georgia Brown; brother, Robert Brown Jr.; and a sister, Violet Holdbrook.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.