Thomas Bill Hankins
LEXINGTON — Thomas Bill Hankins, 67, of Lexington, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in his home following a short illness.
He was born July 9, 1938, in Tazewell County, Va., to Frank and Lucy (Beavers) Hankins.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (McNabb) Hankins; their seven children; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Rex (Carma) Hankins of Lexington; five sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; cherished friends; and his treasured feline companion, Sasha.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; and two sisters.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a Masonic Memorial Service will follow at 8 p.m., conducted by Mount Zion Lodge 9 of Mount Vernon. Visitation continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until time for the Worship Service, celebrating Mr. Hankins’ life, which will be held at 11 a.m. in Southside Christian Church, 2055 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield. Pastor Paul Lintern will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, where the Richland County Joint Burial Detail will offer graveside military honors.
James ‘Sonny’ Hughes
COSHOCTON — James Francis “Sonny” Hughes, 68, of 24651 County Road 24, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Genesis Good Samaritan Morrison House in Zanesville.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at Gospel Hill Ministries with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in Darling Run Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701. This obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Lawrence G. Kasner
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. — Lawrence Gideon Kasner (Ret.) CMSGT.-USAF, 75, of 235 S. Geronimo St., Miramar Beach, Fla., died Dec. 29, 2005, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, Fla.
A cremation graveside service will be Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. in Spring Mountain Cemetery with graveside military rites performed by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital Burn Center, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205-2666.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements. This obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Doris Fern Oliver
CENTERBURG — Doris Fern Oliver passed away March 26, 2006, at the age of 98.
She was born Aug. 3, 1907, to Basil J. and Myrtle A. Moreland. She lived her entire life in the Centerburg area.
She is survived by two sons, James Keith Oliver Jr. and Jerry Lee Oliver; grandson, Anthony Wayne Oliver, and his wife, Tina M. Oliver; granddaughter, Kristin; and six great-grandchildren, Christina, Cassie, Zachary, Christian, Kaelee and Leah.
A son, Jack Moreland Oliver, preceded her in death in 1984.
The last few years of her life she was cared for in her home by Anthony Wayne and Tina Marie Oliver. After moving into Centerburg, a highlight of her life was baby-sitting little kids which she truly enjoyed.
At her request there will be no calling hours or service. Arrangements are by the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg.
Charles ‘Dick’ Park
CENTERBURG — Charles R. “Dick” Park, 82, of Centerburg died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 14, 1923, to Myrtle May (Harris) and James Judson Park. A self-employed excavator, he was a lifelong avid collector of antiques and motorcycle enthusiast. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a daughter, Jenelle (Park) Wintz; and brother, Judson James Park.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Edna Maxine (McKinstry) Park; children, Pamela (Jim) Clements of Delaware, Dave Park and his fiancee, Joanna Berry, of Centerburg, and Teresa (Jim) Witten of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Helena (Paul) Lion, Jimmy and John Witten and Amy Jervis; great-grandchildren, Vickie and Josh Lion and Devin Jervis; sisters and brothers, Belle Axline, Betty Griffith, Allen Park, Mike Park, Phyllis Curry, Dawson Park and Wesley Park; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. Leroy Bumpus will officiate. Interment will be in Rich Hill Cemetery.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
MOUNT VERNON — Sunny O’Neil Wilkinson, 80, of Mount Vernon died April 5, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale. The North-Dilly Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.