SUNBURY — Lyle W. Grantham, 78, of Sunbury died March 22, 2007, at Arbors of Delaware.
He was born in Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 13, 1928. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict, he took great pride in his service to country. Lyle was a member of the Olive Green Church of Christ in Christian Union and VFW Post 9866 in Jacksonville.
He is survived by his wife, Amy L. (Starcher) Grantham, whom he married in 1996; sons, Randy (Tamara) Grantham of Outer Banks, N.C., and Larry Grantham; stepsons, Roger (Karen) Argabrite of Sunbury and Dennis Argabrite of Alexandria; daughter, Diana Grantham; and four stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Monday at 11 a.m., with Bernard Basham officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association, will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Don J. Gravely
MOUNT GILEAD — Donald J. “Don” Gravley, 68, of Mount Gilead died March 21, 2007, at his residence.
He was born in Columbus, in 1938, the son of Richard Gravely and Martha (Newman) Gravely Evener. Don worked as a cosmetologist; also owned and operated three Flair Fashions Beauty Salons in Columbus. In his mid-20s, Don and his family moved to Centerburg. He bred and showed Paint Horses. In the late 1970s, Don sold his horse business and moved to Mount Gilead, where he owned/operated Geno’s Pizza. Before retirement he worked for the State of Ohio Corrections facility.
Surviving are his sons, David Gravley, Don A. Gravley and Joshua Gravley; daughters, Natalee Berecz, Noelle and Emily Gravley; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Dick Gravley and Gene Gravley; sister, Nancy Warren; uncle: Robert Newman; and caretaker, Danny Swick.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, where funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Verlon Bricker officiating. Graveside service with military honors will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the Kingwood Memorial Park at Lewis Center. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rexford A. Little
MOUNT VERNON — Rexford A. Little, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born in Butler on Aug. 25, 1921, to Amon and Minnie (Stafford) Little. Rexford was a member of the Wheelman’s Bicycle Club and was well known for being an expert rider on the Highwheel Bicycle. He was employed as a Tool and Die Tech for General Motors in Mansfield from which he retired in 2004, and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Les (Debbie) Little of Mount Vernon, Alan (Alberta) Little of Bellville, John Little of Mount Vernon, Lawrence Lee (May) Little of Danville, Lyndon (Susie) Little of Fredericktown; a daughter, Sharon (Ash) Hanna of Georgia, 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Esher Pargeon of Washington.
Rexford was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Little; second wife, Alda Little; third wife, Rosie Little; a brother, Bill Little; and a sister, Ruth George.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Wilson Price Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Wilson Price Jr., 81, of Emmett Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2007, at his residence. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.