Earnest G. Kidwell
COSHOCTON — Earnest Gail “Ernie” Kidwell, 84, of Ash Street, Coshocton, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Martinsburg to Charles and Edith (Parrish) Kidwell. He was a 1940 graduate of Danville High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a life-member of the VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, the Elks and Eagles, and a past member of the Moose. He served in the Knox County Joint Veterans Council for many years, and was a member of the Operating Engineers for over 50 years, being very proud to be union. He was an avid euchre player, and very active in the community.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Lee Ferenbaugh of Danville and Gail Sandra Tucker of Howard; his close companion, Peg Bechtol of Coshocton; four grandchildren, James Ferenbaugh, Kelly Ferenbaugh Elliott, Jennifer Tucker and Garrett Tucker; seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa Ferenbaugh, Aubree Ferenbaugh, Sedona Elliott, Justice Ferenbaugh, Skyler Davis, Tessa Ferenbaugh and Trista Wilson; three sisters, Hazel Akins of Atlanta, Ga., Irene (Dale) Lepley of Danville and Margaret Lepley of Newark; a brother, Fred (Mage) Kidwell of Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Ruth Kidwell.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with George Grennell officiating. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery with graveside military rites by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours are two hours prior to service time on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Louis Stoke VA Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106; or to Hospice, Health Services of Coshocton, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. This information is available online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Ernest ‘Butch’ Lloyd Jr.
HOWARD — Ernest “Butch” Lloyd Jr., 53, of Fairway Drive, Howard, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Jan. 2, 1954, in Knoxville, Tenn. He had attended Brandon Baptist Church in Bangs. Butch worked as a mechanical engineer and maintenance manager for TRW of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his father, Ernest (Momma Sue) Lloyd of Cincinnati; his mother, Mary Ann (Kaylor) Lloyd of Jacksonville, Fla.; his son, Steven “The Boy” Lloyd of Howard; a daughter, Candy Blum of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Samantha Day and Destiny Blum; a fiancé, Holly Ortman; three brothers, Richard Lloyd of Knoxville, Tenn., Keith Lloyd of Hebron, Ky., and Doug (Theresa Dreiling) Lloyd of Cincinnati; two sisters, Evelyn Lloyd of Coatsville, Pa., and Susanne Spraul of Cleves; and good friend, Tim LaFevre.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his son, Nancy Lloyd-Vestring; and a sister, Connie Lloyd.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati. The Rev. Marvin Haught will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
P.S. Don’t worry dad I’m still “Butchin”.
Nina Ruth Lumpkin
UTICA — A funeral service for Nina Ruth Lumpkin, 70, of Utica will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m. at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, W.Va. Burial will follow in Deem Cemetery.
Nina died comfortably Aug. 27, 2007, with her family around. She was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late Burleigh F. and Alda V. (See) Deem.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Melissa and Rob Hall of Utica and Diana Goodman of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Lumpkin of Heath, John and Wendy Lumpkin III of Hilliard and Butch and Debbie Lumpkin of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Geraldine Deem of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Luther and Jeri Deem of Salt Lake City, Utah; and a sister, Wilma Cox of Hepzibah, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Lumpkin Jr.; and a sister, Mable Watson.
Friends may call Thursday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Raiguel Funeral Home, 1200 E. Main St., Harrisville, W.Va.
The Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, assisted with the local arrangements.
Arthur M. Parker
MOUNT GILEAD — Arthur M. Parker, 81, of Mount Gilead died Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2007, at Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead.
He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Portsmouth to Amos M. and Rose Mary (Reddinger) Parker. He was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a retired heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his son, Arthur M. Parker Jr. of Alexandria; daughters, Becky (Dan) Boltz of Howard and Shirley (Roy) Frank of Lena, La.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Eads of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie Mae Parker; brothers, Junior and George Sr.; and sister, Ruth Walker.
A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark J. Hammond as celebrant. Military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox County Veterans Council in care of VFW Post 4027, 306 W. Chestnut St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.