Leslie Carns Harris
COSHOCTON — Leslie Carns Harris, 38, of 46374 County Road 495, Coshocton, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 22, 1968, in Coshocton to Levallin W. Carns and Barbara Susie I. (Sowers) Carns Lapp. She loved animals.
She is survived by her parents, Levallin Carns and B. Susie Lapp; her daughter, Kaleigh M. Harris; a sister, Jackie M. (David) Crawford; a brother, Steve Carns; grandmother, Mae Sheppard; loving aunt and uncle, June and Don Allen; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; a special friend, David Gore; and her beloved cat, “Smokey.”
She is preceded in death by her brother, Roger Carns, who died Dec. 9, 2002; paternal grandmother, Ruth Carns; paternal grandfather, Forrest Carns; and maternal grandfather, Harold M. Sowers.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements. This obituary may be viewed at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Paul Edward Lanham
GROVE CITY — Paul Edward Lanham, 66, of Grove City died Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2006, at his residence.
He was born in Clarksburg on Nov. 22, 1939, to the late Russell and Grace (Stumbaugh) Lanham. He was a resident of Centerburg from 1944 until 1980, and had lived in Grove City for the past 10 years. He was a graduate of Centerburg High School Class of 1957.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carolyn. They were married July 9, 1960, at the New Bethel Christian Church, Croton. He is also survived by sons, Scott (Rhonda) Lanham of Centerburg and James (Enas) Lanham of Dublin; daughter, Carla (Michael) Smock of Grove City; four grandchildren; brothers, Ray (Fran) of Baltimore, Md., and Allen (Linda) of Centerburg.
Friends may call Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Elmer Ball officiating. Interment will follow in the Trenton Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Michael ‘Mike’ Smith
BELLVILLE — Michael George “Mike” Smith, 64, of Bellville, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in his home following a long illness.
He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Mount Vernon to Harry W. and Elizabeth (Herzog) Smith and attended Bellville Schools. On December 29, 1959, Mike enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Georgette Jane (Dewey) Smith; three children, Jerrilyn Hayes, Sherri Windbigler and Timothy Miller; four grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; a sisters and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death a brother, Thomas Smith; and an infant sister.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Randy Weaver will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Knox County or Chapel Hill United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Virginia J. Sprague
COSHOCTON — Virginia J. Sprague, 83, of Coshocton passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Coshocton County Hospital. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WARSAW — Harry Linburgh Weatherwax, 76, of 30932 Township Road 336, Warsaw, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Autumn Healthcare of Coshocton.
He was born June 22, 1929, in Spring Mountain to Harry L. and Mary May (Preston) Weatherwax. He married Doris R. (Tucker) Weatherwax on Sept. 9, 1950. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 1991. He worked at Pretty Products in Coshocton for 27 years, and was also a NASCAR fan.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Weatherwax of Warsaw and Craig Weatherwax of Spring Mountain; four grandchildren, Steve (Darla) Weatherwax of Spring Mountain, Ramona (Jason) Brock of Killbuck, Derek Weatherwax of Spring Mountain and Allen Weatherwax of Akron; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Fanny (Max) Bryan of West Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Caroline Weatherwax and Linda Whitney Weatherwax; an infant son; and a brother, George Weatherwax.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 2, at 1 p.m. in the Spring Mountain Cemetery, with Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ohio Division, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017. This obituary may be viewed online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.