Margaret L. Bantum
COSHOCTON — Margaret Louise Bantum, 86, of North 19th Street, Coshocton, died May 2, 2006, at the Extended Care Unit of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Craig Redecker officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation is Friday, May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St., Coshocton, OH 43812.
FREDERICKTOWN — Maxine Barber, 81, of Pinkley Road, Fredericktown, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital. The funeral services are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home, Fredericktown.
MOUNT VERNON — Raymond “Ray” Cleveland, 69, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2006. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, with Pastor Calvin Alexander officiating. Interment to follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown.
Ray was born July 20, 1936, in Johnstown to the late Rhodes Harvey and Blanche Marie Tharp Cleveland. He retired after 40 years with Tech International in Johnstown. He was also employed at the Fredericktown Market. Ray was a member of the U.S. Army
Ray is survived by his children, Mark (Penny) Cleveland of Mount Vernon and Matt (Karen) Cleveland of Hebron; four grandchildren, Chad, Trevon, Tyler and Chelsea Cleveland; one brother-in-law, Mike (Connie) Carr of New Albany; several nieces and nephews.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Cleveland; and one brother, Rhodes “Junior” Cleveland.
The family will receive friends at the funeral on Sunday, May 7, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Dulcie N. Harris
MOUNT VERNON — Dulcie N. Jackson Harris, 95, formerly of 18 Delano St., Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon after a short illness.
Born Oct. 21, 1910, in Swords Creek, Va., she was the daughter of the late Estel B. Miller and Effie E. (Call) Miller. She was preceded in death in July of 1982 by her husband, Ellis Harris. She was previously married to Fred G. Jackson, whom she married in 1926 and he preceded her on Sept. 19, 1952. She attended the Ohio Eastern Star Home Chapel.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Mary Jackson Sr. of Galion and Ozro and Barbara Jackson of Mount Vernon; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy Belcher of Mount Vernon, and Betty and Harold Lloyd of Canton; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Geffrey and Louise B. Miller of Princeton, W.Va.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mona Sykes of Richlands, Va., LoveLee Dye of West Point, Va., June and Bill Mullens of Raven, Va.; four sisters-in-law, Hazel Miller of Lebanon, Va., Hazel Miller of Swords Creek, Va., Edna Rasnake of Illinois and Mary Sutherland of Milton, Fla.; several stepchildren including Bill and Jean Harris of Mount Vernon; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, two brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call Friday, May 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Additional calling hours will be held Sunday, May 7, from noon until 1 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, Honaker, Va., where services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Phillip Cook officiating. Interment will be in Russell Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are being handled by Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home Activity Fund, 1451 E. Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. An online obituary and guest registry are available at www.richardsondavis.com.
Earl K. Humes
DUBLIN — Earl K. Humes, 91, of Dublin, formerly of Mount Vernon and Zanesville, passed away Wednesday morning, May 3, 2006, at his residence. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon.
Adam R. Michael
COSHOCTON — Adam Ryan Michael, 23, of Coshocton went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at The Ohio State University Medical Center after a period of declining heath.
Funeral service will be Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton. Friends may call on the family at the funeral home on Friday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Pastor Mark Granger will officiate. Interment will be in Coshocton County Memory Gardens. A full obituary will appear in the Friday edition of the News.
Paul V. Thomas
GOREVILLE, Ill. — Paul Vincent Thomas, 75, of Goreville, Ill., died April 28, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Marion, Ill.
Mr. Thomas was born May 11, 1930, in Miller City, Ill., to Calvin Marion and Francis Alma (Dodson) Thomas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. At the time of his retirement, he was the manager at the Jefferson County Farm Bureau. He was a volunteer for the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Recently he was awarded the President’s Call to Service Award, given by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Surviving are sons, Douglas Lynn (Susan) Thomas of Benton, Ky., Vincent Todd (Lee) Thomas of Gibson City, Ill.; four grandsons; sisters, Helen Pearman of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Jessie (Carl) Meurn of New Port Richey, Fla.; brothers, Vernon Lloyd “Jack” (Genevieve) Thomas of Miller City, Ill., Bobbie (Loretta) Thomas of Olive Branch, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Burial was in the Mounds National Cemetery in Mounds, Ill. The Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, Ill., was in charge of arrangements. To view this obituary visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.
MANSFIELD — Joncey Wade, 1-day-old daughter of Christopher and Heidi (Davis) Wade of Paradise View, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Akron Children’s Hospital.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her 2-year-old brother, Lestat; maternal grandmother, Barb Davis; maternal great-grandmother, Florence Heldenbrand; paternal great-uncle and great-aunt, Carl and Lila Schuster; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by twin brothers, Cody and Cory Wade; and paternal grandmother, Margaret Wade.
A funeral service will be held Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.