CENTERBURG — Joshua Paul Loudermilk of Centerburg went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, June 14, 2006.
He was born Dec. 25, 1983, and spent his life with his parents Tag and Janice Loudermilk who survive him. He is also survived by brothers, Patrick (Betty) Loudermilk, Jeffrey (Tracie) Loudermilk and John (Crystal) Shoemaker; sisters, Stacy (Mike) McIntire and Margaret (Jeff ) Wood; nieces and nephews, Ben Shoemaker, Stephen and Colt McIntire, Cody Loudermilk, Brooke Robinson, Haven Loudermilk, and John, Jeremy and Jamie Blankenship; grandmother, Kathryn Loudermilk; aunt, Sharon Loudermilk; and grandfather, Delmar Eastman.
He was preceded in death by grandfather, Oliver (Tag) Loudermilk; grandmother, Pauline Eastman; and nephews, Hunter Kelly and Michael Oliver McIntire.
Joshua was a special child who had a smile that warmed the heart. He was dearly loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to be in his life. Especially dear to Joshua and his family are Rhonda Gartner, Brenda Kennedy and Mary Burgan, his nurses who faithfully helped care for him.
Joshua was a member of Vineyard Church of Delaware County where the service will be held Saturday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. with calling hours before the service from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pastor Mike Kienapple officiating. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home, Columbus.
Mary Ann McLeod
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Ann McLeod, 83, of North Concord Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday morning, June 15, 2006, at her residence.
She was born in Cleveland on Aug. 11, 1922, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Burton) Vana. Mary Ann was a medical secretary for the North Arundle Hospital in Glen Burnie, Md., for over 20 years before her retirement.
She is survived by her caring children, Douglas L. McLeod of Mount Vernon and Jean Martin of Dunedin, Fla.; grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew McLeod, both of California, Megan McLeod of Chicago and Evan McLeod of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Sue Haffner of Seven Hills.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her daughter, Linda McLeod.
To follow Mary Ann’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family service will be held at a later time in the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery in Cleveland.
The family of Mary Ann wants to thank the caring staff of the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon for all that they did for their mother during her stay.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. To view this obituary or to leave a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Faith Whitney Reeder
UTICA — There will be a graveside service for Faith Whitney Reeder, 83, of Utica on Saturday at 11 a.m. in South Lawn Cemetery for family and friends, with the Rev. Lowell Reeder officiating.
Faith Whitney Reeder passed on June 15, 2006, to join Neil and Becky in the life hereafter. She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Danville to the late Herbert E. and Nora (Body) Whitney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil David Reeder; daughter, Rebecca Conley; brother, Herbert Virgil Whitney; sister, Susan Whitney; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Michelle Reeder Messina.
Faith graduated from Danville High School and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, at the present Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, as a registered nurse. She served as a cadet nurse during World War II, stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. She worked for many years at the former Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon, as a school nurse for the Danville School District and retired from the Eastern Star Home. She was a member of the Eastern Star for many years.
Faith is survived by her son, David Whitney Reeder I and daughter-in-law, Candace M. Reeder; grandchildren, David Whitney Reeder II, Tiffany M. Reeder, Maria L. Conley and Thaddeus N. Conley; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Zane Whitney Reeder; and canine companion, Max.
She will miss her excursions with her dearest old friends that she enjoyed so much.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Paul H. Wolford
MOUNT VERNON — Paul H. Wolford, 67, of Lewis Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at his residence.
Paul was born in Mount Vernon on May 24, 1939, a son of the late Paul H. and Marcella (Alberts) Wolford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a lifetime member of the AMVETS in Mount Vernon. Paul had worked for Chattanooga Glass in Mount Vernon as a nailer and also at the AMVETS as the canteen manager. Paul attended church at the Jubilee Foursquare Church in Mount Vernon. He collected Depression glass for resale and liked to fish.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Juanita (Devore) Wolford, whom he married on Dec. 23, 1959; caring daughters, Connie (Butch) Talbott and Beth (William) Royer, both of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Sarah (Adam) Zuber, Samuel Talbott, Benjamin Talbott, Rachel Crim and Faith Crim; one great-granddaughter, Callie Ackley; brothers, Joseph (Faey) Wolford and Ronald (Jean) Wolford, both of Howard, and George (Ellen) Wolford and John (Nancy) Wolford, both of Mount Vernon; sisters, Millie (Carl) Boyd of Tennessee and Ottis Davis of Mount Vernon; and sisters-in-law, Jean Wolford and Mildred Wolford, both of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by infant sons, Gary Allan and Brian Paul Wolford; brothers, Arthur and Walter Wolford; and a sister, Rosalie Emmert.
The family will receive friends at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, on Saturday, June 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., and then on Sunday, June 18, a funeral service will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by the Knox County Veterans.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To view this obituary or to share memories with the family by leaving a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.