James A. Butler
SPARTA — James A. Butler, 83, of Sparta died unexpectedly on Sunday evening, June 3, 2007, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending with Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Stanford A. Compton
DELAWARE — Stanford A. “Stan” Compton, 92, of Delaware died Monday, June 4, 2007, at the Centrum of Willow Brook in Delaware.
He was born on May 13, 1915, in Council, Va., to George and Mary (Yates) Compton. He served his country as a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his loving wife, Vivian (LeBerth) Zink Compton; stepson, Alan Zink; stepdaughter, Carol Holben; daughter-in-law, Mary Compton; three grandchildren and their mother, Elinda Gastaldo; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Dick and Phyllis DeVore.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice M. (Paul) Compton; his son, Donald P. Compton; nine brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, U.S. 36, Delaware, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Deb Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015; or Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way S., Delaware, OH 43015.
MOUNT VERNON — Kathy Jacobs was born Aug. 24, 1943, and left us, peacefully, at the age of 68 on May 31, 2007. Family surrounded her when the good Lord called her home.
Kathy was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church of Gambier; and attended the New Life Church of the Nazarene, First Church of the Nazarene and the Apostolic Christian Church, all of Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by loving parents, Edwin and Margaret Jacobs.
Surviving are brother, Steve (Bobbie) Jacobs; sister-in-law, Sharon (Mike) Hunter; nephew, Mike (Tracy) Jacobs; great-niece and nephews, Cori Beatty (Jacobs), Gage Whitmoyer, Chloe Jacobs and Keaton Jacobs; niece, Teresa (Jeff) Senig, all of Lancaster; cousins, Katy (Bill) Schumacher of Hartville, Ohio, and Maurice Champion.
She will be deeply missed by special friends, Uncle Jerry, Kathy Luna and her extended family at the Beech Tree Apartments. Kathy will be remembered dearly by many friends and loved ones throughout Mount Vernon and Gambier.
A caring cremation has taken place; however, there will be a celebration of life ceremony June 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Epworth United Methodist Church of Gambier. A graveside service will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier, following the service. No flowers please, memorial contributions may be made to any of the churches listed above in her memory.
SUNBURY — Paul Jordan, 81, of Sunbury died Tuesday morning, June 5, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
ST. LOUISVILLE — A funeral service for Edward Nixon, 60, of St. Louisville will be held Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
Ed died June 4, 2007, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. He was born March 23, 1947, in Bridgeport, W.Va., to Eugene and Mary (Ball) Nixon.
He retired from Owens-Corning in 1989 after 24 years. He was co-owner of Nick’s Pizza Shop and formerly served on St. Louisville Council.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy K. (Vermillion) Nixon of St. Louisville; daughters, Sandy (Dave) Kerchner of Utica and Kim (Jack) Smith of St. Louisville; brothers, Fred (Shirley) Nixon of Newark and Robert Nixon of Fairmont, W.Va.; grandchildren, Trevor, Morgan, Travis and Kassie Smith; brother-in-law, Robert Vermillion of Dublin; and lots of longtime friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Eugene Nixon.
Contributions may be made to Newton Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 182, St. Louisville, OH 43071. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Ora Lee (Mosby) Ransom
NATCHEZ, Miss. — Ora Lee (Mosby) Ransom, 76, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Natchez Regional Hospital.
She was the daughter of Kathleen (Douglas) and Leon Mosby.
She leaves to mourn her passing her son, Eligerr “Moe” (Diana) Mosby of Mount Vernon; special grandson, Shon Mosby of Mount Vernon; special great-granddaughter, Monica Mosby of Mount Vernon, whom she was so proud of; sons, Harvey Jr. Ransom, Jerry Ransom and Joe Ransom, all of Natchez, Miss.; and daughters, Betty Ransom and Kathrine Mosby of Natchez, Miss., and Thelma Ransom of Houston, Texas.
Burial was in Natchez National Cemetery. The Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dwaine E. Shrader
BELLVILLE — Dwaine E. Shrader, 72, of Bellville died June 3, 2007, in Mansfield MedCentral.
He was born Feb. 17, 1935, in Bellville to Kenneth and Alice (Parcell) Shrader. Dwaine worked for General Industries and O’Neil’s before retiring from the May Co.
Dwaine is survived by his wife, Norma (Damron) Shrader; a daughter, Kim (David) Whitford of Mount Vernon; three sons, Tim (Tes) Shrader of Mount Vernon, Dwaine “Scott” Shrader and Mike Shrader, both of Mansfield; three stepchildren, Mary Roberts of Lakewood, Kenneth D. (Edna) Adcox of Rittman and Rhonda (Ted) Deremer of North Canton; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; a brother, Richard R. (Carol) Shrader of Mansfield; four sisters, Sandra (Herb) Dingess and Brenda (Jerry) Cooper, both of Columbus, and Marjorie Adams and Delores Klupp, both of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Whitford; three stepchildren, Christopher A., John C. and Dawn M. Adcox; a sister, Janice Irene Carsey; and a brother, Dale Shrader.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. Pastor Brian Phillips will officiate, and burial will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery.
MOUNT VERNON — Pamela D. Villavicenia, 51, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Oct. 16, 1955, in Wood County, W.Va. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her mother, Mary (Roger) Nicholson of Fleming, Ohio; two sons, James Campana of Florida and Jason Robinson of Mansfield; a daughter, Jennifer Campana of California; one grandchild; and special cousin, Connie Ware.
The family will observe a memorial service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.