DELAWARE — Vivian Compton, 90, of Delaware died early Monday morning, June 25, 2007, at Grady Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware. Funeral arrangements and complete obituary information will appear in the Tuesday newspaper editions.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Arnold B. Gore
PATASKALA — Arnold B. Gore, 88, formerly of Marion, died Friday afternoon, June 22, 2007, at the Pataskala Oaks Care Center.
He was born in War Eagle, W.Va., on Aug. 13, 1918, the son of the late Dennis and Anna Porter Gore. A U.S. Navy veteran, he made 14 trips across the Atlantic Ocean hauling gas and oil during World War II.
Arnold was both a farmer and a journeyman molder. In the ’50s and ’60s, he operated a farm just east of Palaskiville. He also worked as a foundry foreman for Cooper-Bessemer in Mount Vernon for 28 years, and lastly for the Otis Elevator Co. in London, Ohio, from which he retired in 1982.
At different times in his life, he resided in Marion, Mount Vernon and Chesterville and was a member of Marion VFW Post 7201, F&AM Chesterville Lodge 238, the Mohican Saddle Club and Hopewell United Methodist Church, both in Mount Vernon. An avid horseback rider and trainer, he always expressed his love for horses. His love for hunting and fishing followed closely behind.
Arnold and his first wife loved their “cross-country trips” to several destinations out west.
He will always be remembered as a “family man,” loving the fellowship of any type of gathering.
Arnold will be missed by his son, Al (Carol) Gore of Pickerington; two grandchildren, Jeff (Tera) Gore of Mount Vernon and Beth Ann (Erick) Joseph of Rotonda West, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, David and Samuel Joseph and Tyler Butts-Gore; two nephews, Mike and Jerry Gore and their families; and three stepchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace M. (Lehner) Gore; his second wife, Pauline (Edwards) Gore; and his brother, William Gore.
Graveside services with military honors provided by VFW Post 8054 and AMVETS Post 87 will be held Tuesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at the Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.
If desired, contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 793 W. State St., Columbus, OH 43222. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Nellie P. Poland
MOUNT VERNON — Nellie Pearl Poland, 77, of Wolfe Street, Mount Vernon, died on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was born July 7, 1929, in Scott, Ohio, to the late Eldo and Blanche (Warwick) Lehman. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church and worked a few years for Mount Vernon City Laundry and Loma Linda of Mount Vernon. Nellie enjoyed gardening, collecting dolls and embroidering all types of materials for her family.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Warren Jack Poland; four sons, Ted (Ruth) Poland of Mount Vernon, Robert (Karen) Poland of Zanesville, James (Gwendolyn) Poland of Mount Vernon and Ronald Poland of Mount Gilead; eight grandchildren, Darren Poland, Nathan Poland, Seth Poland, Sean Poland, Shannon Clemens, Vinson Poland, Angela Poland Caudill and Andrew Poland; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold (Brenda) Lehman of Mount Gilead; and a sister, Mary Musgrave of Galion.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters, Shirley Ernsberger, Oma Dilsaver, Laura Fox and Dorothy Corwin; and a grandson, Richard Poland.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Tom Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church or the humane society and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jack E. Titus
HOUSTON, Texas — Jack Edward Titus Sr., 91, of Houston, Texas, passed away June 22, 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Titus; his son, Jack Edward Titus Jr., his wife, Mary, and their children, Casey and Kelly Titus; stepdaughter, Laura, her husband, Dave Moellar, and their children, Amanda and Sara; stepdaughter Bea, her husband, Mike Davies, and their children, Katherine and Caitlyn.
Born and raised in Gambier, Ohio, Jack was one of nine children. He was proud of his heritage and his close association with Kenyon College. He served his country honorably during World War II with the 13th Armored Division in Europe. In 1948, Jack made his way to Houston where he established the J.E. Titus Co., an industrial painting contracting firm. An avid golfer, Jack was a member of Galveston and Braeburn Country Clubs, former president of Golfcrest Country Club, a member of the Rotary Club of Houston and the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary.
Driven to succeed, Jack’s perseverance and even temper served him well through a successful business career. He always persisted, meeting difficult challenges in a long, productive life and through a lengthy final illness.
His funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m. in Houston, Texas.
Barbara A. Ware
LOUDONVILLE — Barbara Ann Ware, 68, of Loudonville died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland.
Barbara was born June 3, 1939, in Savanna, Ga., to Joseph E. Horn Sr. and Hilda Fleetwood (Elarbee) Horn and had been a resident of Ohio since 1962. She had been employed as a nurse’s aid at Castle Nursing Home in Millersburg.
Surviving are her daughter, Laura J. (Scott) Thompson of Nashville, Ohio; her sons, Charles J. Ware and Carl E. Ware, both of Glenmont, and Michael A. Ware of Loudonville; and two grandchildren, Ashley Nichole Thompson and Brandon Scott Thompson.
Besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Ware; a daughter, Christine Ware; a son, James E. Ware; and a brother, Joseph Horn Jr.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Pastor Charles Hill will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland, OH 44805. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Thomas E. Watson
BETHLEHEM, N.C. — Thomas Eugene Watson, 64, of Greenlea Circle, Bethlehem, N.C., passed away Friday, June 22, 2007, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.
Born Jan. 3, 1943, in Honaker, Va., to Harry G. and Nell (Hall) Watson. Thomas worked at J Royal Furniture and retired from Wesley Hall Furniture.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Hall Watson of the home; daughter, Susan E. Watson of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Kristi (Jeffrey) Holland of Morganton; daughter, Amanda (Chris) Lynch of Bethlehem; son, Scott (Rhonda) Watson of Bethlehem; grandsons, Chris and Tyler Watson of Bethlehem; granddaughter, Ashley Watson of Bethlehem; brother, Sidney Watson of Oveida, Fla.; brother, James Watson of Johnstown, Ohio; sister, Ruth Fleming of Greenville, S.C.; sister, Faye Coffey of Claremont; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Vivian Neel; and a niece, Donna Hollowell.
A memorial service was this morning at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ruffin Snow and Byron Repass officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley Inc., 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Hickory Funeral Home, 1031 11th Avenue Blvd. SE, is in charge of the arrangements.