Mount Vernon News
  • James Hashman

  • January 4, 2011

DANVILLE — James Arthur Hashman, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Danville to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Stull) Hashman. He served in the Ohio National Guard, and he was the Danville barber since 1964, still barbering full-time at the time of his accident. He was a member of the North Bend Church of the Brethren, and an avid Ohio State fan. He loved going to Mellor’s Restaurant in Loudonville, Spearman’s Restaurant in Millwood, and the Southside Diner in Mount Vernon. He was always a favorite with the servers, who loved calling him by his nickname, “Mickey.” He was a huge history buff, and traveled many miles and took many pictures of Civil War cemeteries. He especially loved going to Gettysburg, Pa. He was also a member of the Ohio Gun Collectors, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, the Civil War Preservation Trust, AARP, the Ohio Society of Military Preservation Inc., the Surratt Society, the Alliance for Retired Americans, American Legion, Knox County Historical Society, Greenlawn Cemetery Foundation Inc., the Civil War Roundtable, Ohio Barbers Association, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, First-Knox Freedom Years, and the National Whitetail Deer Education Foundation.

Jim is survived by his brother, Larry (Paula) Hashman of Danville; his sister, Joyce Wenger of Danville; his loving and faithful cat, Sweet Cheeks; two nieces, Angela (Joe) Hawk and Lori (Dave) Metcalf, and a nephew, Larry II (Shanon) Hashman, all of Mount Vernon; several great-nieces and great-nephews; stepnieces, stepnephews; and stepgreat-nieces and stepgreat-nephews of McArthur; and an uncle, Bob (Jane) Hashman of Newcomerstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Hashman on June 28, 2005, and Evelyn Hashman on May 7, 2004.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, with the Rev. Father Homer Blubaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours are Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visit

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Historical Society, 875 Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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