Keith D. Farren
PATASKALA — Keith D. Farren, 60, of Pataskala. God called Keith home on May 15, 2007.
He was born Dec. 7, 1946, to the late Walter and Charlotte (Moyar) Farren in Rouseville, Pa. Keith is survived by his loving wife and sons, Rosemary (Diltz), Michael and Andrew Farren; his mother; brothers, David, Steven and Kevin Farren; sister, Jodi Farren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday, May 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 1051 S. Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel Ochs officiating. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Funeral details are available at www.pfeiferfuneral.com.
Contributions can be made to St. Pius School in care of the Parish, Newark Catholic Foundation or Mount Carmel Hospice.
David Hampton Jr.
STONY POINT, N.C. — David Hampton Jr., 60, of 234 Cotton Gin Road, Stony Point, N.C., won his courageous three-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Hampton was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Richlands, Va., and was the son of David Hampton Sr. and Mabel (Murdock) Hampton. He attended Mount Vernon High School and was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Don Walt Industries and was a member of Horizon church.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Brenda S. Hampton; two sons, Brian (Carlene) Hampton of Stony Point, N.C., and Dean (Kelly) Hampton of Harmony, N.C.; a daughter, Tina Hampton of Tempe, Ariz; four grandchildren, Ashley, David, Mitchell, Nicholas Hampton; four brothers, Phil, Jeff, Jimmy and Bill; and four sisters, Patricia, Sue, Rita and Marybeth.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Louise.
Funeral service will be Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Charles Williams and Tony Bunton officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Posts 65, 113 and 217, Disabled American Veterans Post 68, Marine Corps League Detachment 1097 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 2031. The family will be assembled at the home and will receive friends today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Research.
Diana D. Smith
RICH HILL — Diana D. Smith, 53, of Rich Hill passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Centerburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Ann DeRossett.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Bill Smith; children, Mikki Ammons (Todd Hott) of Rich Hill and Billi Smith (Shawn Miller) of Centerburg; seven grandchildren; one sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Saturday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Peterson will officiate. Interment will be in Rich Hill Cemetery.
NEW CONCORD — Fred Thompson, 97, of New Concord, formerly of Mount Vernon and Galion, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Beckett House in New Concord. Arrangements are pending at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Wilbur ‘Bert’ Travis
MOUNT VERNON — Wilbur Gene “Bert” Travis, 83, of Mount Vernon, surrounded by his three daughters, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Rose Garden Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.
He was born April 16, 1924, in Havana, Ill., to the late Bert and Belva (Sigley) Travis. He was a dedicated minister, serving in several states for many years.
He is survived by his three daughters, Ruth Anne (Larry) Huffstutler of Fredericktown, Patricia Ann (Russell) Dunaway of Cincinnati and Judy Kay (David) Brough of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Richard (Connie) Travis of Illinois; along with seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, JoAnne Travis; two brothers, Delbert and Don Travis; and two sisters, Carol Fischer and Bea Reed.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Palmyra Church of Christ in Fredericktown, where he ministered in the 1950s. Family will receive friends an hour prior to the 11 a.m. service. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Palmyra Church of Christ. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jean E. Wilson Memorial Service
MOUNT VERNON — Jean Eileen Wilson, East High Street, Mount Vernon, went home to her Lord and Savior at the age of 81, Saturday, April 28, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
The family will have a memorial service for Jean on Saturday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jean Wilson Memorial Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.