Anna B. Hammons
HOWARD — Anna B. Hammons of Howard passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Mount Vernon.
Daughter of the late Emma and Augusta Tucker, she was born April 7, 1921, in Breckenridge County, Ky.
Anna, known as Nanny to all of those who knew and loved her, enjoyed her family and friends, as well as gardening and being outdoors.
She is survived by her children, C. Ray Clark, Fay (Ralph) May, Brenda (Bob) Robinson and Dean (Shawn) Hammons; grandchildren, Michael (Monica) May, Mark (Heidi) May, Deborah May, Ed (Heidi) Robinson, Christy (Doug) Keffer, Curtis (Andrea) Clark, Ryan (Sally) Clark, Tina (Bill) Grohe, and Sabrina and Nicholas Hammons; great-grandchildren, Brandi Brown, Cameron, Britney, Joshua and Ashley Clark, Olivia Keffer and Jacob Schaade; great-great-grandson, Mason Brown; sister, Maggie Brown; and brother, Sonny Tucker.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Renfro; sisters, Mary Gray, Marie Whitten and Edna Smallwood; brothers, Cleve (Bunn) Tucker and Robert Tucker; and a grandson, Robert Robinson Jr.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home, 403 High St., Danville. The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery, Danville.
Opal M. Mizer
DANVILLE — Opal Marie (Kaylor) Mizer, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at the Morning View Care Center in Danville.
She was born Jan. 24, 1914, to the late Orley and Bertha (Shultz) Kaylor. On June 23, 1936, she married Clarence William Mizer. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1995. Together they owned and operated Mizer’s Dairy Bar in Danville. Opal was a charter member of the Danville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school classes from 1929 to 1959, a member of the choir from 1929 to 1979, and was a member and past president of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Danville Garden Club, and the former Kokosing Chapter of the OES.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Miller of Danville; grandchildren, Joy Thorpe of Norfolk, Va., Jeanne (Scott) Rash of Charles Town, W.Va., and Ron (Amy) Miller of LaMiranda, Calif.; five great-grandchildren; a special niece with whom she resided, Kay (Jim) Ringwalt of Danville; one brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronald Miller.
The funeral, with an Eastern Star service, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Danville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doug Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Danville UMC, 408 S. Market St., Danville, OH 43014. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
George Bernard Perry
MOUNT VERNON — George B. Perry, was called to be with the Lord Jesus on Oct. 18, 2006. He spent his last days at home surrounded by his wife and family after a short battle with cancer.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Mount Vernon on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.
Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, on July 17, 1932, he spent his childhood there, attending the Good Shepherd Catholic School from first through 12th grade. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he was on the varsity tennis team at UK, was the manager for legendary UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp, and went on to earn a master’s degree from Murray State University. He pursued his love of education and coaching in schools in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, taking the Caldwell County High School basketball team to the state finals. He retired in 1992 as the principal of Mount Vernon High School.
A veteran, he served in Korea as a Sergeant First Class, Artillery, United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (Wetherby) Perry; three daughters, Helen (Mark) Justice of Coral Springs, FL, Ann (Brian) Ford of Mount Vernon, OH, Amy Perry of Cincinnati, OH; six sons, Marty (Tina) Perry of Frankfort, Ky., Michael (Lisa) Perry of Mount Vernon, OH, Bill Perry of Mount Vernon, OH, David (Sherri) Perry of Mount Vernon, OH, John (Debbie) Perry of Toledo, OH, and Joe Perry of Corona del Mar, CA; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Ira and Mary Elizabeth (Pardi) Perry; and a sister, Jean Menard. He is survived by four sisters, Mary Wordell, Rita Wallace, Sister Rose Perry of Charity Sisters of Nazareth, Ky., and Jane Haden, all of whom still reside in Kentucky.
During his educational career, he served as OCC President, was on the Principal’s Advisory Council, and initiated Key Club. He was a member of Kappa Delta Pi Scholastic Association, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, City Recreational Board, YMCA Board of Trustees and Children Services Advisory Board.
He was an exemplary husband, father, brother and a man of great faith in God and church. His humbleness and integrity were admirable. He considered the Mass, which he attended daily, as the perfect prayer.
During retirement, he continued his love of racquetball at the Mount Vernon YMCA and participated in many poker groups and was an avid card player with family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online condolence may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Donald L. Smith
NEWARK — A funeral service for Donald L. Smith, 78, of Newark will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with the Rev. Bob Knox presiding. Interment to follow in Wilson Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to time of service on Saturday.
Mr. Smith, a retired glassmaker, died Oct. 16, 2006, at Newark HealthCare Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Mount Vernon to his late parents, Thomas and Sylvia (Vess) Smith.
Donald is survived by his niece and guardian, Shirley (Willard) McFarland of Newark, as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. (Wilson) Smith, and two brothers.
The family extends a special “Thank You” to the staff at Newark HealthCare Center for their care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Donald’s name may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.