Mount Vernon News
  • Dial Gayheart

  • January 26, 2010

GALENA — Dial Gayheart, 75, of Galena passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

He was born June 14, 1934, in Floyd County, Ky., to the late Lem and Parthena (Newsome) Gayheart.

He is survived by his wife, Marie (Henson); children, Smitty Gayheart, Anita Hackworth and Jimmy Gayheart; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Sterlion, Rex, Raymond; sisters, Alma, Barbara; “adopted” daughter, Helen Yantone.

Preceded in death by brothers Elba, Reginald; sisters, Lucrey, Edna, Joanne, Millie and Melda.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment in Fancher Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers his family prefers contributions to Delaware Senior Choices, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences at



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