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Babb, General Jonathan

General Jonathan Babb, born Maryland; died 12 May 1843, age 54 years, near Lacon, ILL.; married; wife deceased; children= sons also deceased; moved with parents to Perry County, Ohio early. There he was Sheriff and County Auditor for some years. Brig. General of Ohio Militia; moved in 1835 to ILL, one of the first proprietors of Lacon.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 14 Jul 1843
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Babb, Nelson

Nelson Babb born 11 Jan. 1835 Perry County, Ohio; died 1849 near Lacon, Marshall County, ILL.; son of General Jonathan and Mary Babb; Emigrated to ILL. in 1835.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 23 Jan 1850
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bailey, James Owen Bailey

Three Die At Crossing New Lexington. O. – May 7—Three persons were killed instantly in a train – auto accident in New Lexington, Friday night at 9:05 o’clock. They were James Owen Bailey, 50, Mrs. Neil Inman, 45, and the latter’s three year old son, James. The accident occurred at the West Brown Street crossing when a northbound train, running 30 minutes late, crashed head-on into the Chevrolet sedan in which the three were riding. The automobile was hurled into the Oxawoosie Creek. Bailey’s body was caught beneath the car wreckage, Mrs. Inman was thrown 50 feet into the creek. Her son’s body was found beside the car. The crossing affords a clear view in both directions. This is the first serious accident occurring there in the memory of residents. Mr. Bailey lived only two doors from the crossing. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mary, and two daughters, Mrs. Charles H. Skeens of New Lexington and Mrs. Robert Ferguson of Windham. Mrs. Inman lived with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Stallings, Pleasant Street, New Lexington. The bodies were taken to the C. L. Chute Funeral establishment. 

Source: Times Recorder, May 7, 1943 (Mrs. Inman was Nellie Melea and her son was James Leroy. Both are buried in Deavertown. Mr. Bailey is buried in Maplewood / New Lexington Cemetery.)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Barber, Kenneth

Thornville: A memorial service for Kenneth Barber, 84, of Thornville will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the First Community Church of Buckeye Lake, 4341 Walnut Rd., Buckeye Lake, OH with Pastor Kevin Blade officiating.  Mr. Barber passed away on July 2, 2012 at his residence. He was born on May 2, 1928 in Reedsville, OH to the late Delbert and Lola (Reed) Barber.  He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty J. (Connolly) Barber; sons, William Kenneth (Trish) Barber and David Okey (Deborah) Barber; daughters, Vivian Gayle (Tom) Zigan and Tammi Kaye (Jerry) Blade; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Barber; brother, Ronald (Beryl) Barber; sister, Kathleen Miles; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Jerry Michael Barber; grandson, Brian Matthew Barber; four brothers and three sisters.  Mr. Barber was a very active member of the First Community Church of Buckeye Lake. He retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass after 34 years and was a member of the 25 year club. He enjoyed hunting and playing euchre.  Memorial contributions can be made to the First Community Church of Buckeye Lake, P.O. Box 846, Buckeye Lake, OH 43008 or Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.  To sign an online guestbook please visit 

Source:  Newark Advocate July 5, 2012

Barker, C. S.

C. S. Barker of Nodaway Township, died on the 17th ult, aged 59? years. He had a lingering illness of typo malaria fever. Deceased was born in Perry County, Ohio, January 30, 1838. The wife died in 1888. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Harned and interment in Methodist Grove Cemetery. He was survived by three children, all grown up.

Source:  Adams County (Corning, Iowa) Free Press, December 14, 1918
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Barnes, Arza

The death of Arza Barnes occurred Tuesday last at his home in Circleville, aged 89 year 8 months and 7 days. He was born near this place, and was married to Miss Barbara An Bailey of this place, who preceded him to the grave several years. Deceased was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of this place for sixty-five years, and served in 160th O. V. I. during the war, enlisting from this county. 

Source: New Lexington Herald, March 17, 1904
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Barnes, William Harrison

William Harrison Barnes was the son of Uriah and Elizabeth Johnson Coe Barnes. He was born September 3, 1844 and died August 27, 1930. At the time of his death he was living with his son, Harvey, near Dallison, W. Va. He died at twelve thirty a. m. Death was due to infirmities.  His mother and father lived in Brownville, but William was born in Graysville, Ohio. He enlisted in the Civil War from Washington County and was a member of Company C, 77th O. V. I. having enlisted when he was 19 years old. He was taken a prisoner at the battle of Macks Mills, Ark. On April 25, 1864, and was confined in Libby Prison for ten months. He was honorably discharged from service on March 8, 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. He was a member of Buell Post No. 178 G. A. R. and a member of the Washington County Veterans Association.  At the time of his death he was survived by seven sons and one daughter. They were as follows; H. A. Barnes of Dalliston, W. Va; Abraham A. Barnes of Newark, Ohio; S. T. Barnes and George Barnes of Shawnee, Ohio; J. F. and C. W. Barnes of Tulsa, Okla.; C. H. Barnes of Beckenridge, Texas; Mrs. Lee Murphy of Marietta, Ohio. Brothers and his living at the time of death were Uriah Barnes of Iowa and David Barnes of Akron, Ohio. There were 32 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  His funeral services were held at the Dixon Funeral Home at 508 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.  His son, Harvey and his wife, took care of him for over a year. He was in bed all of that time. He had gangrene infection in his legs.

Source:   Barnes Family History – Perry Co. Ohio Genealogical Soc.
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Barnhart, Shirley Kay

SOMERSET: Shirley Kay Barnhart, 47, of Somerset, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, July 22, 2012 at her residence.  Shirley was born August 23, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Hugh J. "Tex" and Shirley M. Fridley Seevers. She had been employed by Discover Financial Services in New Albany.  She is survived by two sons, Chad Kille and John Barnhart, both of Lancaster; her fiancee', Steven T. Vannatter of the home; three sisters, Margaret "Peg" Good of Florida, Linda Ball of Lancaster, and Latessa "Sue" Morris of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Barnhart; a sister, Janet Hildebrand; and two brothers, Jim and John Seevers.  There will be a cremation at Shirley's request.
Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements. 

Source:  Lancaster Eagle – Gazette, July 25, 2012

Bash, Virginia

Mrs. Jesse Leroy Bash, living in Sulfur Springs Hollow, while walking on the railroad track near Twenty one road crossing Wednesday evening was struck by a train and died at the home to Twible Campbell within a few hours afterwards from injuries sustained. It is said the engine was backing out of the hollow with six cars ahead of it and the women being very deaf failed to hear its approach. It is supposed that the six cars and engine passed over her. The train crew knew nothing about the accident until after arriving at Shawnee. A bread truck driver in passing the scene discovered her and took her to Dr. Miller’s office in Hemlock and it was thought at first that she had sustained only a broken arm, but later it was discovered that there was no hopes for her recovery and she was removed to Mr. Campbell’s home and passed away shortly afterwards. The deceased, whose former name was Mrs. Virginia Dunkle, was united in marriage to Mr. Jesse Leroy Bash by John C. Fleming, J.P. on August 25, 1934. Their household goods were packed and ready to have them moved to another house yesterday. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, and a sister Mrs. Spencer Johnson, who recently moved from the farm of the deceased to Shawnee.

Source: The People's Advocate, November 16, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Bates, Mary Jane

Another of Shawnee’s good old pioneers, answered the inevitable summons and passed on to life eternal, Sunday morning. Mrs. Mary Jane Bates, widow of the late Samuel Bates, following a prolonged illness, was called into eternal life Sunday morning at 7:30 o’clock. Death took place at her home on East Walnut Street and was due to ailments incident to her advanced years. The deceased was a daughter of John and Arrena Howell. She was born at Ashland Kentucky, on February 21, 1852 and died at Shawnee, Ohio on June 3, 1934, being at the time of her death age 82 years, 3 months, and 12 days. On April 1, 1868, in the city of her birth, she was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Bates. To them three sons and three daughters were born and after more then three score years of happy married life, her devoted husband preceded her to the tomb on April 18, 1931. She is survived by her five children: Mrs. Lucy Stiff of Glouster, Ohio; Mrs. Fannie Bird of Shawnee; Mr. Edward Bates of Shawnee; Mr. Charles N. Bates of Columbus and Miss Ethel Bates of the home, eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a wide circle of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Bates was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She fought a good fight, she ran her course, she kept the faith, she lived a good, exemplary Christian life, and by continuously practicing the Golden Rule, won the love and esteem of all with whom she came in contact. With her family she came to Shawnee more then half a century ago and by her passing has gone on to that mysterious bourne to join the many other good old pioneers who have preceded her. A loving and beloved mother who, through all her long journey of life gave generously of her talents and worldly goods to make better the world in which she lived, has finished her earthly labors, which according to Divine promise shall not go unrewarded. While as in a peaceful sleep, her spirit fled to that far a way land where sadness and sorrow are unknown. Her many admirable virtues are worthy of emulation and long will be cherished by those who knew her best and loved her most. Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. A. Weed were held in the M. E. Church Wednesday morning and interment made in New Lexington. Among the out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Jones, Robert Jones and D. T. Bates of Ashland, Ky., Mrs. M. Lamberston of Van Lear, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bates, John Bates and L. A. Siebert of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bates of Westerville; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gibson and daughter Mary of Athens; Charles Bird and daughter Janice of Cambridge; Mr. and Mrs. William Bigrigg and family, and Arthur Bigrigg of Misco; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chute and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Gould and Joe Priest of New Lexington; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Blower and son Ted, of Alliance; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Albaugh of New Straitsville; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Howell of Akron; Mrs. Oliver Howell of Oakfield; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grady of Newark; Arthur Darby of Logan; Mr. and Mrs. M. Beatrice of Moxahala; Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Stiff and son Ted, Supt. and Mrs. M.M. Bryson, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Bennett and daughter Beulah, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Noon, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest William, Walter McDivitt, Dr. and Mrs. E. Lefever, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Pride, Mrs. D. W. Hawk, Mrs. J. H. Henshaw, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Yaw, O. V. Yaw, Edward Noon, Ralph Gatchell, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. David Kennedy and son David of Glouster.

Source: The People's Advocate, June 8, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Beach, Agnes

Mrs. Agnes Beach, 75, Dies In Junction City.  Mrs. Agnes Beach, 75, wife of Hadley Beach, died at her home in Junction City, Monday evening, after a several month’s illness. Death was due to complications. She is survived by her husband, three sons, two daughters and one sister, 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. John R. and Edward A. of Junction City; William D. of Columbus; Mrs. Ada Marlowe and Gertrude Smith of Columbus and Mrs. Agusta Bennett of Junction City. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Rev. Father D. J. Dunn, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Source: Somerset Press, Wednesday June 8, 1927 
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Beach, Hadley

Buried In St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery, Junction City, Ohio On June 9, 1927.  Mr. Hadley Beach, aged 84, died at his home in Junction City, Friday morning at 8:15 after a long illness. He was a resident of Junction City for the past 50 years.  He leaves to mourn his death 3 dons and 2 daughters, John of the home, Edward of Junction City, William of Columbus, Mrs. Charles Marlowe and Gertrude Smith also of Columbus. Sixteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9:30 at St. Patrick’s Church with burial in the church cemetery, Rev. Fr. Owens officiating. Burial by Donald Birkimer and Son.

Source:  New Lexington Herald, Jan. 24, 1884
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Beach, John

John Beach, age 82, of 1087 Harrison Ave.; retired interior decorator; member of St. Francis Church. Survived by 2 sons, Waldo of New Lexington, Willard of Springfield; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marcella Ochs and Mrs. Madeline Birkimer of Columbus; 1 sister, Mrs. Ada Marlowe of Miami; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Feil Funeral Home, 22 5 King Ave., Mass, Wednesday morning 9 a.m., St. Francis Church. Interment, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Junction City.

Source:  Columbus Dispatch, Monday, Feb. 26, 1962
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bender, Scott Daniel

Thornville, OH: Scott Daniel Bender, 65, of Thornville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 due to a tragic fall. He had just finished one of the things he loved to do best and that was talking to people like his good neighbors. Scott was born April 9, 1947 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Earl and Shirley (Bressler) Bender.  He is survived by his wife Paula, daughter & son in law Cynthia & Todd Phillips, sister Janice Conley, brothers Ted & Bruce Bender, and many nieces & nephews. He was a man with a heart of gold and was well loved by all who knew him. Due to the nature of his passing, the family of Scott asks for your prayers. They also wish to thank all who helped him journey to OSU Trauma Care Center where he received excellent care and was blessed to be surrounded by compassionate physicians & nurses.  A celebration of Scott's life, honoring him, will be held at a later.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Scott's name to the: Thornville Food Pantry, C/O Julia Cooperrider, PO BOX 166, Thornville, Ohio 43076.  Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Bender Family. 

Source:  Lancaster Eagle – Gazette July 1, 2012

Bennett, Albert J.

Death Of Albert J. Bennett-After a prolonged illness of a spinal and nervous affliction, Albert J. Bennett, aged 56, departed this life at his late home in Junction City, on Thursday night. He was an efficient telegraph operator and held responsible positions in Zanesville, Cambridge and Quaker City and Junction City, in the service of the B. & O. Railroad and was faithful to every trust.  Until a year ago, he was active in business circles in Junction City, taking a prominent part in the oil industry. A widow and three children survive. The children are William, a telegrapher in Junction City and Misses Frances and Marie of the home. Four brothers and four sisters, also survive. He was an honest, upright man, a devoted husband and father, and held the esteem of those who knew him.  The funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s Church Monday morning, conducted by Rev. Fr. William H. O’Sullivan, interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Source:  New Lexington Herald, Marcy 28, 1912
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bennett, Albert J.

In Memory Of Albert J. Bennett-Albert J. Bennett, born April 25, 1857, at Whippstown, Ohio. Died at Junction City, Ohio March 21, 1912, aged 54, 10 months and 26 days.  Al Bennett is dead. As the sun was setting behind the western hills, death came to our friend, carrying him into a far country, whose boundaries, God alone can map.  A. J. Bennett was not an ordinary, bit a common man. In the railroad world and in the business and social life of his community, he leaves a long line of loyal and loving friends. In this sad hour that now shadows his home, the sympathy of true hearts has been touched with sympathy for those who will miss him as a husband, father, and friend.  He was a useful man.  It is not best to lament the death of a man such as A. J. Bennett. Each day, for him, saw some work completed or some new work planned to start on it’s way. Every man that lives this life has faults or what appears to others to be faults. In life A. J. Bennett was frank to confess what he deemed wrong in his life and living so when death came he had no confession to make those who watched and hoped that he might live.  For several years the deceased has not been a well man. But through his long suffering he bore it all patiently and with true Christian fortitude. He had been confined to his room since August 1st last.  It was April 25th 1857, on his parent’s farm near Whippstown, Perry Count, that A. J. Bennett was born. When 13 years of age, he moved with his parents to Rehoboth. His early boyhood was spent on the farm and in the Winter months attended the country school. At an early age he took up railroading as an occupation. For years he was a fireman on the Lake Shore Roads, but later mastered telegraphy, which he followed for eighteen years at carious points. He was agent and operator at Bristol, Junction City, Quaker City, Zanesville and other cities, but he was compelled to retire from the service 12 years ago owing to failing health. He claimed his ride, Mar 20th, 1884, Miss Augusta Anderson, of Bristol, and to this happy union three children were born, all of whom survive. They are William, Frances, and Marie, all of the home. Besides the widow and children, four brothers and four sisters are mourning his death, viz; John, George and Richard of Columbus; James of Wilbren. Mrs. Nicholas Hammond and Miss Elizabeth Bennett, Columbus; Mrs. Charles Longstreth of Rehoboth and Mrs. James Weiner, Santoy.  The funeral services were held from St. Patrick’s Church, Junction City, on March 25th, a requiem high mass being celebrated for the repose of his soul, but his pastor, Rev. William O’Sullivan, the same who officiated at his marriage nearly 28 years since. In stress and storm A. J. Bennett was as rock to oak. To every friend he stood four square and in times of peace he was as sun to flower.  Our life is such that we do not know whether it is best for us to meet the sleep of death before our lips have learned to form a word, or at the end of life’s uneven way. We do not know. It is not for us to pass judgment on the living or the dead, but it is meant that when the final summons comes, whether like a flash from skies that are bright and fair, or out of the uninvited shadows, that we are ready to journey to that land where let us hope will rise the Unending and Eternal Dawn.

Source:  New Lexington Herald, April 1912
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bennett, Augusta

Aged Woman Dies Tuesday-Mrs. Augusta Bennett Succumbs At Junction City-Mrs. Augusta Bennett, 82, widow of the late Albert Bennett died at the family home at Junction City at 9 o’clock Tuesday night.  She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Dan Cauley, Lakewood, Ohio and three grandchildren, Rob and Betty of Lakewood, Ohio and Mrs. Charles Clifford, Columbus.  Funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Junction City at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning, with burial in the church cemetery in charge of Birkimer’s

Source:  New Lexington Daily News, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1941
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Benton, Henry Lee

New Lexington – Henry Lee Benton, 89, who resided here until about one year ago, died Sunday at the home of his son, Dr. S. L. Benton in South Bend, Ind., following a long illness. He was born at Fort Allegheny, Pa. in 1874, and was an auditor at Lancaster for the Pennsylvania Railroad many years. He was a World War I veteran, and a member of the Elks Lodge here several years. Surviving are another son, Robert S. Benton of Lexington, Ky.; and six grandchildren. His wife, Thersa died in 1924. Friends may call after 7 p. m. today at Chute-Belford- Wiley Funeral Home here where Elks Lodge rites will be held at 7:30 p. m. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. L. J. Rhodeback officiating. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edgar Newlon, Donald Thacker, Edgar Sheeran. Charles Saunders, A. P. McTeague, and Don O’Hare.  

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, Tuesday, June 23, 1964
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Berry, Delmer L.

Delmer L. Berry, 89, of Moxahala died Friday evening at Good Samaritan Medical Center leaving 99 survivors.  He had been in ill health for the past two months.  Mr. Berry was born Aug. 2, 1887 in Moxahala and was a retired coal miner and a member of the Moxahala United Methodist Church.  Surviving are four sons, Donovan of Willard, Richard of Moxahala and Owen and Bryon, both of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Roof of Corning and Mrs. Alice Taylor of Columbus; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Ralph of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Wiggins of New Lexington and Mrs. Mary Aichele of Mount Salem.  The body was taken to the Wiley - VanFossen Funeral Home at Corning where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Pg. 9-A, Zanesville, Ohio - 24 Oct 1976

Berry, Ethel

Mrs. Ethel Grace (Iiams) Berry, of Moxahala died at 2:50 p.m. Monday (Dec. 21) in Good Samaritan Hospital.  She had been ill five years.  Born Aug. 14, 1889, she was a life-long resident of Moxahala, and a member of the United Methodist Church there.  Surviving are her husband Delmar Berry of the home; five sons, Eldon Berry of Pataskala, Owen and Bryan of Columbus, Donald of Willard and Richard of Moxahala; two daughters, Mrs. Bergin (Vera) Roof of Corning and Mrs. Henry (Alice) Taylor of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wilson and Mrs. Clara Miller, both of Wellsburg, W. Va.; 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  A son, Ernest, and two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Atkinson and Mrs. Cathleen Morris, are deceased.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Moxahala United Methodist Church with Rev. Lee Hall and Rev. Donald Disbennet officiating.  Burial will be in Oakfield Cemetery.  The body will be taken to the church an hour before services.  Friends may call at Hermey Funeral Home in Corning after 7 p.m. today.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Page 2-A, Zanesville, Ohio - 22 Dec 1970

Binckley, Jacob

Died – on the 19th inst. at his residence in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, Mr. Jacob Binckley, Sen. formerly a citizen of Hagerstown. After eating his dinner on the 18th, he was visited by an apoplectic stroke, of which he died the following day about 2 o’clock, aged about 61 year. 

Source:  Torch and Light and Public Advertiser (Hagerstown, MD.)

Bird, Thomas R.

Shawnee—Thomas R. Bird, 63, of Gahanna, a retired sign painter formerly of Shawnee, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born June 29, 1920, the son of Thomas and Eleanor Lillico Bird. Mr. Bird was a graduate of Shawnee High School and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his widow, Mae Bird, and a cousin, Mrs. Isabell Redfern of Columbus. Graveside services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at New Straitsville Cemetery with Rev. T. C. Gregory officiating. 

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, Tuesday, July 17, 1973
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Birkimer, Temperance

Died --- Near Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, Mrs. Temperance Birkimer, wife of N. Birkimer, and daughter of Charles C. and Frances Hood of Somerset, Perry County, Ohio. Mrs. Birkimer joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when about fourteen years old, and lived a faithful and devoted member until death. She died of Apoplexy, January, 26th, 1860. She has left a husband and six children to mourn her absence.

Source:  The Portsmouth (Ohio) Times, Feb. 25, 1860.

Bizen, Peter

Death of a Rev. Hero - Peter Bizen, aged 102 years, and 7 days. The last of the Revolutionary band residing in Perry County, Ohio died at his residence in Hopewell Township, Perry County on the 11th ult. He had been married 4 times, was the father of 25 children, and leaves a widow, 69 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. 

Source: Daily National Intelligencer, Thursday, February 21, 1856, (Wash. D. C.) – District of Columbia.
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Black, Charlotte

Charlotte Black died 28 Apr. 1848, 70 years old, Fairfield County, Ohio; married Peter Black (husband survives); 10 children. In 1811 she and husband joined church in Perry County, Ohio.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 5 Jul 1848
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Blackburn, John

John Blackburn, son of Mrs. Rachel Blackburn, of this place, died suddenly at his home in Cleveland Sunday. His body was brought to the home of his mother Wednesday and interment was made in the Shawnee cemetery. He is survived by his wife, his mother and three sisters. His father and one sister preceded him in death.

Source: The People's Advocate, October 20, 1933
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Blagg, Betty Joan

Crooksville - Betty Joan Blagg, 65, of Crooksville, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005 at her residence, after a short illness. Born April 22, 1940, in New Straitsville, Betty was a member of Faith Center Church, and had worked as a receptionist for Weight Watchers for many years. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Blagg, whom she married on Dec. 14, 1957; two daughters, Danita (Ron) Jadwin of Glenford and Georgia Brumage of Roseville; a son, Marty (Traci) Blagg of Crooksville; a brother, Bill (Sherry) Estep of Newark; two sisters, Leola (Bob) Schrader of Logan and Wanda (Dave) Uhas of Columbus; five grandsons; a granddaughter; a special cousin, Shirley Ross of Crooksville; and many nieces and nephews.  Betty was also anxiously looking forward to her first great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Susanna Hoy Estep.  Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 15, at Cannon-Lanning Funeral Home, 207 Burley St., Crooksville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the funeral home with Pastor Jack Kreitz officiating.  Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Portersville.  

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; July 15, 2005, Friday; page 4
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Blain, Robert F.

Thornville: A funeral mass of the resurrection for Robert F. Blain, 81, of Thornville, will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with Father William B. Ferguson as celebrant. Full Military Rites will follow, being conducted by the Licking County Veteran's Service Alliance. Private family burial will follow at a later date at Kirkersville Cemetery.  Robert died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on January 30, 1931, the son of the late Grover and Mary (McMillen) Blain. A mechanic, throughout his working career, he was a gentleman farmer in his retirement years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  He is survived by his loving family: his wife, the former Barbara Paugh, whom he married on January 22, 1952, his seven children: Bobbie (Danita) Blain of Orient, Bruce (Sue) Blain of Butler, Beve (Larry) Six of Columbus, Becki Duffey of Mt. Vernon, Barbara (Robert) Bowman of N.C., Bradley (Donita) Blain of Thornville and Beth (Johnny) Waldrop of Buckeye Lake; along with his 24 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren; his loving sisters Ruth Blain of Outville and Grace Callahan of Worthington; and brother-in-law John "JT" Thompson of Granville.  In addition to his parents, 5 brothers and 4 sisters, Robert was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Paul Duffey; his granddaughter Peggy "PJ" Albright and grandson Jeff Barber.  The family will receive friends on Friday May 11, 2012 from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M., with celebration of life services commencing at 7:30pm, at the Hoskinson Funeral Home, 285 East Main St. in Kirkersville, where an on-line guest register and video tribute are available at  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Blain Memorial Fund, C/O Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, PO Box 57, Kirkersville, Ohio 43033.  HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Blain family. 

Source:  Newark, OH. Advocate

Blair, Curley U.

New Lexington, O. – Curley U. Blair, 71, died at 6 a.m. Sunday (Jan 21) at his home, 815 North Zane Street, following a month’s illness of a heart ailment.  Surviving are two daughters, Miss Olive of the home and Mrs. Donald Lacy of New Lexington; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was a member of the Crooksville Moose Lodge.  Funeral services will be held at the Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home in Crooksville at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. C. A. Walters of the U. B. Church will officiate. Burial will be made in the New Lexington Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, 22 Jan 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Blankenship, Lena

Services Arranged for Mrs. Blankenship - Mrs. Lena Blankenship, 55, died Tuesday at the home of her sister Mrs. Raymond Hoy in New Straitsville. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. John Alexander and two other sisters, Margaret and Lucy Alexander, all of Old Straitsville; a brother, Allen Alexander, Old Straitsville and a nephew, John Hoy, New Straitsville.  Funeral services will be held in the Blankenship residence, New Straitsville, at 2 P. M. Friday with Rev. Charles Brown officiating.  Burial will be at New Straitsville by Mills and Brown Funeral Home. 

Source:  The Logan Daily News, Logan, Ohio; June 22, 1949, Wednesday; page 1
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Daughter of John D. and Clara  “Nancy” (Lanning) Alexander

Blythe, Hester D. Breeze Dishon

​Sept. 10, 1913 - Nov. 23, 1998 Funeral services for Hester D. Dishon-Blythe, 85, of Heath, are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christian Apostolic Church, 22 N. 23rd St., Newark, with the Rev. R. A. Newstrand officiating.  Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Mrs. Dishon-Blythe, a homemaker and member of Christian Apostolic Church, died Nov. 23, 1998, at the Arlington Nursing Home.  She was born Sept. 10, 1913, in New Straitsville, Ohio, to the late Charles and Mary A. (Hoy) Breeze.  She is survived by her second husband, Paul Blythe; son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Pat Dishon of Newark; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gene Swaney of Heath; and stepdaughters and stepson-in-law, Jeanne and Bill Lewis of Heath, and Judy Olson of Missouri. She is also survived by sister and brother-in-law, Daisy and Paul Briggs of Columbus; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, James K. Dishon, on Dec. 28, 1968; a daughter, Dee Offenburger; three brothers; and five sisters.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or to the donor's favorite charity.  

Source:  The Newark Advocate, Newark, Ohio; November 24, 1998, Tuesday; page 4
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 10 Sep 1913 in New Straitsville, Perry County, Ohio; died 23 Nov 1998, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. Daughter of Charles and Mary (Hoy) Breeze 

Bobo, James Rolland

James Bobo, 12, Dies At His Home Near Crooksville.  Crooksville, O.-James Rolland Bobo, 12-year-old son of Henry Bobo, died at the family home near here at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning following a brief illness of pneumonia.  Surviving are his father, five brothers, Lawrence and Donald of Roseville Rt. 1, and Charles, Walter and Donald of the home, one sister, Virginia of the home, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Perry of Athens Rt. 1.  The deceased was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church of McLuney, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with the church pastor, Rev. R. P. Baumgardner, officiating.  Interment will be made at West State cemetery at Athens.  The body will rest at the Cannon & Cannon funeral home at Crooksville until the time of services.

Sources: The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh., Jan 17, 1940

Bonifant, Anna

Mrs. Anna Bonifant, 57, died at the Bethesda Hospital at 5:01 p. m. following an operation. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Portersville. Surviving are the husband, B. F. Bonifant; Orville, Forest, and Faye of the home; Arthur, Zanesville; Nora Wolfe, Crooksville; Doris Seckman, Columbus; Orvia Reese, Cannonburg, Pa.; Willie Bonifant of Newark, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Allen, Portersville, and Mrs. Alonzo Newlon, New Lexington. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, April 17, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Borgman, George

Somerset, O.-George Borgman, 82, retired business man, was found dead at his house on West Gay street at 6 o'clock Monday morning.  In ill health for several months, his death was attributed to heart trouble.  Surviving him are his widow, two sons, George of the home and Harry of Cleveland; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan Swinehart of New Salem and Mrs. Ben Daughty of Baltimore, O., and five grandchildren.  Funeral mass will be said at Holy Trinity church Wednesday morning at 9:30.  Burial will be in the church cemetery by U. W. Archer.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh, January 16, 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Boring, Alma J.

Alma J. Boring, age 81, Route 2, New Lexington, Monday, Ketcham Nursing Home.  Member Christian Nation Church, Fultonham.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. James A. (Edith) Justice, Crooksville, Mrs. Arthur (Lucy) Eppley, Roseville, Mrs. Hudson (Dorothy) McFann, Cols.; sons, Clinton Boring, Route 2, Crooksville, William Boring, Fla., Carl Boring, Lancaster, Wade Boring, Canal Winchester, Clyde Boring, Fla., Richard Boring, New Lexington, Route 2; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence Noce, New Lexington, Walter Noce, Somerset, Rev. Willard Noce, East Fultonham.  Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington.  Burial Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Source:  The Columbus Dispatch, no publish date.  (Submitter says that Alma died 21 Apr 1975)

Boring, Carl L.

Carl L. Boring, 76, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at his residence, the son of the late William Clinton and Alma Noce Boring.  He served in the army during WW II and the Korean Confilct and received a Purple Heart during WW II.  He was a member of Mills Memorial United Methodist Church and was Baptised on August 15, 1982.  He was a past member of Lancaster City Council and had served as recorder.  He also served on the law committee, sewer committee, off street parking and the cemetery advisory board.  He was past squadron commander of the Civil Air Patrol and served as president of the Fairfield County Chapter of the March of Dimes.  He was awarded a plaque for Outstanding Leadership in 1967.  He was a member of the American Legion V.F.W., Moose and was Vice President of FRBA Inc.  He was a retired Lieutenant with the Ohio Department of Corrections.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Vera Jones Boring; 5 sons, Thomas Carl (Jean) Boring of Columbus, Gary Allen (Sharon) Boring of Somerset, John Boring of Buckeye Lake, Andrew (Jennifer) Boring and Craig (Tammy) Boring both of Lancaster; 3 daughters, Letitia (Randy) McKinney of Lancaster, Tina (Danny) Boring-Sacottee and Tamm Boring, both of Somerset; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Richard (Dorothy) Boring of Somerset; 2 sisters, Dorothy Boring of Columbus and Lucy Chaffin of New Lexington.  Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster with Rev. Harold Strum officiating.  Burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Baltimore.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mills Memorial U.M.C.

Source:  Newspaper Clipping, No Source Listed

Boring, Clinton E.

New Lexington-Clinton E. Boring, 70, of 2701 Jamestown Road, Crooksville, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 1993, at his home.  Mr. Boring was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Redfield.  He was a lifetime resident of Perry County and a retired welder for National Gas & Oil Company in Zanesville.  He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in New Lexington, Local Union 589, Pleasant Township Trustee for 20 years, Democrat Central Committeeman and a veteran of World War II in the European Theatre.  Surviving are his wife, Clara Boring at the home; three sons, Clinton Gene Boring and Donald Ray Boring both of Crooksville and John Patrick Boring of Moxahala; three daughters, Judith A. Hazelton of Bristol, Carol J. Cavinee of New Lexington and Christine Hoops of Roseville; five brothers, Carl Boring of Lancaster, Bill Boring and Clyde Boring both of Coshocton, Wade Boring of Canal Winchester and Richard Boring of Saltillo; three sisters, Edith Justice of Crooksville, Lucy Chaffin of New Lexington and Dorothy McFann of Columbus; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildrin; and three great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Clinton and Alma Jane Noce Boring; and one son, Jimmy Lee Boring.  Calling hours are 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home with Christian Wake service at 8:30 p.m. today.  Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father John Dreese officiating.  Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery with American Legion John Tague Post 188 services at graveside. 

Source:  Newspaper Clipping, No Source Listed

Boring, Clinton W.

C. W. Boring, 95, Dies at Rehoboth - Somerset, O., May 3 - Clinton W. Boring, 95, a retired farmer, died at his home in Rehoboth Friday at 12:05 a.m.  Surviving are his widow, Alma of the home; eight daughters, Mrs. Lena Anthony, Junction City; Mrs. Augusta Sims, Basil; Mrs. Clessie Lewis, Summit Station; Mrs. Ruth Hammen, Crooksville; Mrs. Robert McMillen, Hebron; Mrs. Edith Justice, New Lexington; Mrs. Lucy Eppley, Roseville; Mrs. Dorothy McFann, Columbus.  Eight sons, Seddie of New Lexington; Raymond of Coshocton; Clinton, William and Richard of Moxahala; Wade of Canal Winchester; Carl of Lancaster; Clyde of Saltillo; two brothers, Frank of Delaware and John of Reedsville; 53 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Guy Yoder officiating.  Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home where friends may call until the time of services.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH, no publish date.  (Submitter says that Clinton died 3 May 1957)

Boring, Clyde W.

Crooksville-Clyde W. Boring, 71, of Somerset Quality Care, formerly of 222 Logan St., Crooksville, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Somerset Quality Care, following an extended illness.  Born May 26, 1930, in Perry County, he was a pottery worker for several area potteries and a sergeant in the U.S. Army.  Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl (Keith) Livensperger of Alliance; two sons, Clyde D. (Shirley) Boring of Crooksville, and Carl D. Boring Corning; two sisters, Lucy Chaffin of New Lexington, and Dorothy McFann of Reynoldsburg; two brothers, Richard Boring and Carl Boring, both of Saltillo; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Smith Boring; a sister, Edith Justice; three brothers, William, Clinton, and Wade Boring.  Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Tuesday, May 29,2001, at the Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N Buckeye St., Crooksville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Daryl Fourman officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.  Obituary may be viewed and online register book can be signed at

Source:  Newspaper Clipping, No Source Listed

Boring, Leo Milfred

Leo Milfred Boring, 94,of Akron, formerly of Crooksville, died at 5 am Sunday, Feb. 5, 1996, at an Akron Hospital. Mr. Boring was born Oct. 28, 1902, in Crooksville. He was a retired employee of Goodyear Corporation in Akron, a World War II Army veteran and Protestant by faith. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia McCormick of Fullerton, Calif.; a grandson of Idaho; a granddaughter of California; two great-great-grandsons; a great-great-granddaughter; three nephews, Everett Sharkey, Paul Sharkey, and Harold Sharkey, all of Crooksville; and a niece, Marilyn Wesney of New Lexington. He was preceded in death by his paretns, Howard and Emma Taylor Boring; his wife, Catherine Reul Boring, who died in 1974; and a sister, Lura Wesney of New Lexington. No calling hours will be observed. Memorial and military services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996, at Crooksville Cemetery. Cannon & Cannon Funeral Home, 207 Burley St., Crooksville, is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Unknown

Boring, Wade

Wade N. Boring, age 67, of Canal Winchester, Thursday November 2, 1995 at his residence.  Former employee Rockwell International, owner Wade's Landscaping, Canal Winchester.  Member New Life Christian Center, Lancaster.  U.S. Army veteran.  Survived by wife Jean; daughter, Teresa (Rick) Dodson, Fairfax, Va.; brothers, Carl (Vera) Boring, Somerset, Richard (Dorothy) Boring, New Lexington, Clyde Boring, Akron, William (Kate) Boring, Coshocton; sisters Edith Justice, Crooksville, Lucy Chafin, New Lexington, Dorothy McFann, Reynoldsburg.  Preceded in death by parents Clinton and Alma Boring and brother Clinton.  Friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, Oh., where funeral service will be Monday 1 p.m.  Pastor Gary A. Keller officiating.  Interment Union Evangelical Cemetery.  Friends who wish may contribute to Hospice of Columbus, 181 Washington Blvd., Columbus, Oh. 43215, in Wade's memory.

Source:  Newspaper Clipping, No Source Listed

Bowe, Vincent

Vincent Bowe, 77, Dies at Straitsville - Vincent Bowe, 77, died at his home in New Straitsville yesterday at 10:30 p. m. following a long illness. A native of Perry County, Mr. Bowe worked in the oil fields in the area for many years. A heart condition forced his retirement nine years ago. He was a former employee of the Kachelmacher Estates.  Survivors include his wife, Catherine; a sister, Mrs. Edward Carroll of Athens, and 2 brothers, Michael of Columbus and Alex of Athens.  Rosary will be held Sunday at 7:30 p. m. in the home.  Friends may call at that time and later. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Augustine’s Church in New Straitsville at 9 a. m. Monday with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry J. Kellerman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery by Mills & Brown Funeral Services. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Friday, October 16, 1953
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bowland, Berlin

Berlin Bowland Dies at New Straitsville - Berlin Bowland, 72, New Straitsville, died at 8 p. m. yesterday at his home. He was a retired miner. Mr. Bowland leaves his wife, Elizabeth, a son, K. E. Bowland, Nelsonville; 2 brothers, Nelsonville and Wesley, Lancaster; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the residence. Rev. Owen Plumley will officiate. Burial will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery by Mills & Brown Funeral Home.

Source:  Logan Daily News, Saturday, July 23, 1949
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bowland, Robert

Robert Bowland Dies - Friends here received word of the sudden death of Robert Bowland, New Straitsville, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Bowland.  Two daughters also survive, Jean Bowland of this city (second daughter omitted from text) and one brother. 

Source:  Logan Daily News - Logan, O. -- Tuesday, Dec., 14 1937

Bowman, Daniel

Daniel Bowman died at his home, two miles east of New Lexington, recently of lung fever, aged 37.  Daniel Bowman, the largest man in Perry County, died at his residence in Jackson Township, one day last week from lung fever, after a short illness.  His weight was 410 pounds.  He was widely known and respected as any citizen of the county.

Source:  Athens Messenger, Dec. 16, 1880  (Buried in New Lebanon Lutheran Cemetery, Junction City.  Died Dec. 6, 1880, aged 57 years, 6 months, and 26 days.  Margaret, his wife, died Oct. 24, 1907.)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bowman, Eliza

Mrs. Samuel Bowman died at 8 o’clock Saturday morning at Mt. Perry. Heart trouble caused death. Mrs. Bowman had been ill only a short time, and her untimely demise will be a great shock to a legion of friends. She is survived by one son; six daughters, and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Monday_______(cut off)  

Source: New Lexington Herald, March 17, 1904 (Eliza Bowman Jan. 5, 1853- Mar. 12, 1904 is buried beside Samuel Aug. 6, 1842 – May 24, 1915 in the Mt. Perry Association Cemetery in Madison Township.)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Brandt, Isaac E.

Isaac E. Brandt Dies at New Straitsville - Isaac E. Brandt, 81, died Sunday evening at his home in New Straitsville, where he had been a resident for the past 50 years. A native of Ironton, Mr. Brandt was a retired engineer.  He is survived by his wife, Pearl; a daughter, Blanche of the home; three sons, Dr. Edward C. Brandt of Crestline, Robert Fulton Brandt of Lancaster and Marvin G. Brandt of Columbus and six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Methodist Church in New Straitsville. Burial will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery by Mills and Brown Funeral Service. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Tuesday, June 21, 1955
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Breeze, Charles

WPA Worker Dies on Perry Co. Project New Lexington - Charles Breeze, 51, of New Straitsville, died suddenly Wednesday morning while at work. Mr. Breeze, a WPA worker, had gone to Maxville to work on a project.  He complained of being ill as he was getting out of an auto upon arriving at the job.  He stepped back into the machine and died.  Coroner W. J. Moodie, Crooksville, said death was due to acute indigestion.  

Source:  The Zanesville Signal, Zanesville, Ohio; December 23, 1938, Friday; page 2
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  He was the son of John and Isabelle (Clark) Breeze; husband of Mary Luella (Hoy) Breeze Born 15 April 1877 in New Straitsville, Perry County, OH; died 21 Dec 1938, Maxville, Perry County, Ohio

Breeze, Earl Franklin

Earl F. Breeze Dies in Hospital Earl Franklin Breeze, 59, of New Straitsville, died at Grant Hospital, Columbus, Saturday afternoon following an operation. He had been a patient a week. Surviving are his wife Marie of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Thrap and Mrs. Samuel Seickdorn, both of New Straitsville; eight grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mary Breeze of New Straitsville; two brothers, Arthur of Columbus and Woodrow of Marion; and five sisters, Mrs. Grover Whitmore of New Straitsville, Mrs. Stella Phillips of Breckenridge, Mich., Mrs. Margaret Clark and Mrs. Daisy Briggs of Columbus and Mrs. Hester Dishon of Newark. The body was removed to the residence from the Mills and Brown funeral home, New Straitsville. Services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Apostolic Church, New Straitsville, with the Rev. Robert Irvin in charge.  Burial will be in the New Straitsville cemetery. 

Source:  The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio); August 20, 1956, Monday; page 8
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  He was the son of Charles and Mary Luella (Hoy) Breeze. Born 21 May 1897, Perry County, Ohio; died 18 Aug 1956, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio  

Breeze, Earl Franklin

Perry County Man Dies at Hospital - New Straitsville – Funeral services for Earl Franklin Breeze, 59, of New Straitsville, will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Apostolic Church here with Rev. Robert Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery.  Mr. Breeze died Saturday at Grant Hospital, Columbus, following a operation. The body has been removed to the residence from the Mills & Brown Funeral Home here. 

Source:  Zanesville Signal, (Perry County section) Monday, August 20, 1956
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bringardner, Clyde F.

New Lexington - Clyde F. Bringardner, 69, of 206 Pleasant street, New Lexington, a retired machinist, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday in Mark Rest Center at McConnelsville after a two-year illness.  He was born April 24, 1905, in Perry County.  Mr. Bringardner was a member of St Rose Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion, all of New Lexington.  He was a World War II veteran.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Virgie Reichley of Roseville Route 2; four brothers Jay of Junction City, Frank of Somerset Route 2, Leonard and Carl of Roseville Route 2'

Source:  The Times Recorder, Friday, 7 Feb 1975
Submitter:  Deloris Girard

Bringardner, John

John Bringardner dies - John Bringardner, 88, died at his home near Junction City, Friday evening.  He leaves his widow, Lizzie, six sons, Tom, of Newark; Jay and Carl, of Junction City; Frank, of New Lexington; Clyde, with the army in Texas; and Leonard, of the home, also one daughter, Mrs. Fred Reichley, of New Lexington.  Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's church, Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock.  Burial will be in St Joseph's cemetery.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Sunday, 21 May 1944
Submitter:  Deloris Girard

Brown, Albert

Albert Lewis Brown, Sr., 53, died at 10pm Wednesday (April 6) at his home on Crooksville Route 2, after a lingering illness. Mr. Brown was born Nov. 5, 1912 in Crooksville, a son of Walter and Iva Dell Skinner Brown. He was first employed by the old Crooksville China Company and later by Randall Longstreth Construction Company. Mr. Brown attended the Crooksville Methodist Church, was a Navy veteran of World War II, and commander of the Oak Leaf Lodge, Knights of Pythias in Crooksville. Surviving are his widow, the former Margaret Dailey; four daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean Sowers of Roseville Route 2; Mrs. Alberta Sweeney of San Francisco, Calif.; and Miss Salley and Miss Mary Lou Brown of the home; a son, Albert Brown Jr., of Crooksville Route 2; and four grandchildren. Two brothers and his paretns are deceased. The body was taken to Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home here where friends may call and where Knights of Pythias services will be held at 8pm today. Services will be held at 2pm Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, April 8, 1966

Brown, Albert

Albert Brown, aged 56 years, died early Friday morning of acute indigestion after an illness of but a few days. About eight weeks ago the home of Mr. Brown caught fire and burned to the ground and since that time he and Mrs. Brown lived in the garage. After his deat, his remains were removed to the home of a cousin. Mrs. H. F. Teal of New Lexington. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M. E. Church here. Elder Ruffner of Millersport, an old school Baptist Burial was made in the city cemetery. Mr. Brown was the son of Andrew and Amy Brown of Crooksville. At the time of his death he resided on his farm four miles south of New Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Icy D. Brown, and mother, Mrs. Amy Brown, one sister, Lola, and five brothers, Guy, Walter, Elmer, Sheldon, and Arthur, all of Crooksville. The father preceded him some few years ago.

Source: Unknown

Brown, Albert Roscoe

I cannot say, and I will not say,
That he is dead, he is just away.
With a cheery smile and wave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land.
At Portersville, Ohio on April 8th, 1942, the spirit of Albert Roscoe, son of James and Lina Brown, wandered to his eternal home. December 1st, 1941, at Springfield, O., he was united in marriage to Miss Florence Pettet of Corning, Rt. 2, who with his father; two sisters, Mrs. Irene McManaway of Orbistor, Mrs. Lucy Phillips, Columbus; and two brothers, Samuel of Corning and Warren of U. S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. His grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Woolurn of Ironton; six aunts, Mrs. John Fulk, Mrs. Carl Lambert, Mrs. Henry Heller, Mrs. _______, Uncle John Brown______ and a host of other relatives and legion of friends left to mourn their loss. Albert came to Perry County with his parents in 1918, and had since made his home in different communities of this part of the state where he had endeared himself to a countless number of friends. For the past ten years his body had been wracked with pain and disease which no medical aid seemed to combat. May 25th, 1941, during a severe sick spell, he committed his spiritual welfare to the Savior of all mankind. His faith and love of God sustained. 

Source: Source unknown (Albert R. 1910-1942, is buried in the Zion Christian Union Church Cemetery in Portersville.)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Brown, Amanda

Crooksville, O.-Mrs. Amanda Brown, 46, wife of William Brown, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, at the family home in Redfield.  Mrs. Brown suffered a paralytic stroke Thursday morning.  Surviving in addition to the husband are three sons, Leonard of Redfield, Charles of Satillo, and William, Jr. of the home; one daughter, Mrs. James Fountain of Roseville; four brothers, Frank Vanwdy of Redfield, Charles Vanwdy of Jacksonville and Douglas and Vett Vanwdy of near Marietta; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Horn of Satilla, and Mrs. D. D. Smith of Stewart, O., Rt. 1, and one half sister, Mrs. William Braylin of Fultonham.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the home, with Rev. R. P. Baumgardner of the Pilgrim Holiness Church McLuney officiating.  Burial will be made at Mt. Oreb cemetery.  The body has been returned to the residence from Cannon & Cannon of Crooksville.

Source: The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh., Jan 22, 1940

Brown, Amy

Mrs. Amy Brown, a highly esteemed resident of Harrison township, died at the family home 2 miles west of Crooksville, Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 after a several week's illness due to infirmities and complications. The deceased was the widow of the late Andrew Brown, and was 85 years of age, and is survived by five sons and one daughter; Arhur and Miss Lola Brown of the home; Walter, Guy, and Elmer Brown of Crooksville; and Sheldon Brown of Newark, O. The deceased was a valued and consistent member of the Crooksville M.E. Church where the funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, the cortege leaving the home at 1:30. Rev. E. W. Elrod, the church pastor, will officiate, and interment will be made in the Crooksville Cemetery. The arrangements are in charge of Cannon and Cannon.

Source: Zanesville Signal, November 23, 1928

Brown, Avinell

Mrs. Avinell Brown, 76, of Roseville Route 1, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Good Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient since Jan. 17.  Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 10, 1903, at Shawnee, the daughter of James H. and Anna Anderson Drake. A resident of Ironsport most of her life, she was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and the Newton American Legion Auxiliary.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Forrest (Dorothy) Shaw of Fultonham, Mrs. Laura Lindimore of Roseville Route 1 and Mrs. Nancy Bankes of McConnelsville Route 4; one brother, Floyd Drake of McConnelsville; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Cannon of East Fultonham and Miss Doris Drake of White Cottage; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Corbett D. Brown, died Oct. 24, 1975. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at William Thompson and Son Funeral Home at White Cottage. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; February 7, 1980, Thursday; page 2
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Brown, Burl

Died in New Mexico - Burl Brown, whose serious illness was recently mentioned in these columns, died on Tuesday evening, Jan. 21st at the United States General Hospital at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. The remains were started here on last Thursday, but at this writing, Tuesday morning, have not yet arrived, but are expected on any train. The young man had been a sufferer for some time with consumption, and his death has caused a deep feeling of sorrow among his many friends, by whom he was universally respected and esteemed.
Later—the remains arrived on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral will be held this Thursday morning at the M. E. Church and interment made at Wesley Chapel. 

Source: Somerset Press, Jan. 30, 1902
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Brown, Corbett D.

Corbett D. Brown, 78, of Roseville Route 1, died at 1:55 a.m. Friday at Bethesda Hospital, where he had been a patient one month.  He was born Jan. 18, 1897 in McLuney.  A lifetime resident of Muskingum County, he was a World War I veteran and a retired employee of Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company.  Surviving are his wife, the former Avinell Drake; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Shaw of Fultonham, Mrs. Laura Lindimore of Roseville Route 1 and Mrs. Nancy Jean Bankes of Malta Route 1; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ben (Loretta) Anderson of Roseville Route 1.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at William Thompson and Son Funeral Home in White Cottage, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Wesley Union Cemetery. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; October 25, 1975, Saturday; page 2
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 18 Jan 1897 in McLuney, Perry County, Ohio; died 24 Oct 1975 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio.

Brown, Deborah

Deborah Brown Is Summoned - Crooksville, O. – Mrs. Deborah Rosetta Brown, 69, died Monday morning at 9 o’clock at her home, 524 Pine Street, Crooksville, following a brief illness of influenza.  Surviving are her husband, Walter L. Brown, and one son, Floyd L. Garey of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Velma R. Carrell and Mrs. Dorothy I. Brown, both of Columbus; five grandchildren and four brothers, Charles and Samuel Starner, both of near New Lexington, Marion Starner of Bristol and Burton Starner of Columbus.
The body was taken to the C. L. Chute Funeral Home at New Lexington where it will remain until Wednesday afternoon when it will be taken to the Free Methodist Church at Crooksville at 2 o’clock and lie in state until time of services which will be held at 2 o’clock in charge of Rev. Margaret Sager. Burial will be made in Maplewood Cemetery at New Lexington by the C. L. Chute Funeral Home.

Undocumented Scrapbook Clippings.  Dates taken from our cemetery and/or death publications.  (died March 24, 1947)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Brown, Donald

Donald E. Brown, 53, of Crooksville died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at his home after a brief illness. Self employed in the construction business over 30 years, he was born March 9, 1913 in Crooksville a son of Wesley Guy and Edna Brown Brown. He was a member of the First Methodist Church Eagles Lodge 1979, Oak Leaf Lodge 678, Knights of Pythias, and Crooksville Lions Club. Surviving are his widow, the former Lorena Dailey; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Ruth Wood of Crooksville & Miss Sandra K. Brown of the home; four sons, Gerald, Terry, and Larry Brown of Crooksville, and Wayne with the U.S. Army in Okinawa; four sisters, Mrs. Lenora Gottke of Crooksville, Mrs. Grace Pearson of Kennewick, Washington, Mrs. Faye Williams of East Fultonham and Mrs. Wilma Nay of 1034 Wheeling Avenue, Zanesville; one brother, Adrian William Brown of Crooksville; and seven grandchildren. Wayne arrived home Saturday afternoon, coming by Jet from Okinawa for his father's funeral. Friends were received at the Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home in Crooksville. A Knights of Pythias service was held at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Tucker officiating and burial was in the Crooksville Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, May 7, 1966

Brown, Dwight Sheldon

Palatka, FL: Dwight Sheldon Brown, 93, of Palatka went home to be with his Lord, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, Florida.  He was born in Crooksville, Ohio and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 18 years, coming from Newark, Ohio. He was a custodian for Faith United Methodist Church for 38 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Newark, Ohio and attended St. James United Methodist Church in Palatka. He served in the United States Army during WWII in Company C, 877th Airborne Engineer Battalion from 1941 to 1945. He had a strong faith in his Lord that led him through his life. His greatest love was spending time with his family. He taught himself to play the guitar at the age of 14 and continued to play his whole life.  His wife, Anna Brown; two brothers; and three sisters preceded him in death.  He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Skip Lorenzen of Palatka and Donna Brown of Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren and spouses, Lisa and Richard Diehl of Palatka, Tisha and Gavin Morgan of Phoenix, Arizona, Shell and Ginger Lorenzen of St. Augustine, Florida, and Travis and Marsha Johnson of Newark, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, Bailey and Ashley Diehl of Palatka, Tori Johnson of Newark, Ohio, Jacob and Brooke Lorenzen of St., Augustine, and Temi and Tobi Morgan of Phoenix, Arizona.  Memorial services with military honors bestowed by the United States Army were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Don Hanna, Pastor of St. James United Methodist Church, officiating.  Memorial gifts may be sent to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177 or to St. James United Methodist Church, 400 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177.  Masters Funeral Home of Palatka, a ministry of the Masters family since 1953, is in charge of the arrangements.

Source:  Newark Advocate June 29, 2012

Brown, Elmer

Elmer E. Brown, 88, of 47 Montague Avenue, South Zanesville, a retired mold polisher at old Hazel-Atlas Glass Plant No. 2, died at 7:45 pm Sunday at Bethesda Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He was born Oct. 29, 1883, in Crooksville, a son of Andrew and Amie Hitchcock Brown. Mr. Brown retired in 1956. He was a member of Apostolic Faith Church at New Lexington. Surviving are his widow, the former Della Goff; two sons, Delmar E. Brown of Newark, and Rev. Denzil E. Brown of Morrisville, NC, six daughters, Mrs. David (Irene) Young of 714 Merrick Avenue, Mrs. Russell (Ines) Filkins of New Lexington, Mrs. John (Iva) Spires of 55 Miller Street, South Zanesville, Mrs. Ruby Smith of the home, Mrs. Dannie (Louise) Sons of 56 Miller Street, South Zanesville, and Mrs. Lawrence (Ethel) Hammer of 99 South Pembroke Avenue, South Zanesville; 23 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. A son, five brothers and two sisters are deceased. Friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm today and Wednesday at William Thompson and Son Funeral Home in White Cottage.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, June 13, 1972

Brown, Emmett Dale

Emmett Dale Brown, 63, of Crooksville Route 2, died at 10:04 am Monday, August 16, at Bethesda Hospital after a two week illness. Mr. Brown was born August 26, 1901, in Crooksville, a son of Walter and Iva Jane Skinner Brown and had been employed 39 years at the Watt Pottery in Crooksville. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Crooksville. Surviving are his widow, the former Mary Elizabeth Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Dieckow of Bartonville, Illinois, and Mrs. Patsy Cavinee of Crooksville; a son, Dale Brown of Crooksville, Route 2; 11 grandchildren and a brother, Albert Brown of Crooksville. A son and three brothers are deceased. The body was taken to Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home where friends are being received. Services will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, August 18, 1965

Brown, Lorena Myrtle

Lorena M. Brown, 70, of Brown Circle Drive, Crooksville, died at 7:31 pm Thursday, Oct. 31, at Bethesda Hospital after an apparent heart attack. She was born Jan. 14, 1915, in Perry County, a daughter of Stace and Mary Ann Ervin Dailey. A former area pottery worker, Mrs. Brown attended the First United Methodist Church in Crooksville. Her Husband, Donald E. Brown, died in 1966. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Donna) Wood and Mrs. Butch (Sandra Kay) Ansel, both of Crooksville; four sons, Gerald Brown, Larry D. Brown, and Wayne Brown, all of Crooksville, and Terry Brown of O'Fallon, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Brown of Crooksville, and Mrs. Emma Norris and Peggy O'Dell, both of New Lexington; three brothers, Howard Dailey of Columbus, and Jack Sanborn and Richard Sanborn, both of New Lexington; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm today at Goebel Funeral Home in Crooksville, where services will be at 2 pm Sunday with the Rev. James Sands officiating. Burial will follow in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source: Unknown

Brown, Margaret

Margaret L. Brown, 79, of 65 Cherry Lane, Crooksville, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. Born Oct. 11, 1918, in Rose Farm, she was a housewife. Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Benny Sowers of Zanesville, Toots and James Sweeney of San Rafael Calif., Sally and Tim More, and Mike and Jeff Mumford of Crooksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Valerie Brown of Crooksville; one sister; Peggy O'Dell of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Howard Dailey of Columbus, Richard Sanborn of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jack Sanborn of New Lexington; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Brown, who died in 1966; her parents, Stace Arthur and Mary Ann (Ervin) Dailey; four sisters, Ruth Woods, Emma Norris, Jeanette Storts, and Mimi Brown; and three brothers, Pete, Robert, and Johnny Dailey. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard O. Rothemich officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, April 8, 1998

Brown, Mary J.

Aged Woman Died Following Eight Months’ Illness-Mrs. Mary Brown, 78, Dies Saturday at Home Near Meadow Farm.
Mrs. Mary J. Brown, 78, of near Meadow Farm, died at her home at 3:15? O’clock Saturday afternoon following an illness of eight months. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie L. Slack of Roseville Route 1 and Miss Pearl Brown of the home; two sons, William Brown of the home and David Brown of Seborn Avenue; seven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. John Older of Zanesville.
She was a member of the Meadow Farm M. P. Church. (as is) The body was taken to the Thompson Funeral Home at White Cottage, but will be removed to the home Sunday afternoon. 

Source:  Zanesville, Times Signal – Sunday Dec. 27, 1936
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Brown, Ogden

Ogden, 3 year old son of Jesse Brown and wife, died at an early hour, Monday a. m. of pneumonia. Mr. Brown and wife came here from Springfield, several years ago. 

Source: Somerset Press, Jan. 6, 1910
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Brown, Walter Lee

Services for Walter Lee Brown, 86, of Crooksville, will be held at 2 pm Sunday at the Fred L. Cannon Funeral Home in Crooksville with Rev. Elton Moose of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Crooksville Cemetery. Mr. Brown, a former employee of the old Globe pottery at Crooksville, died Thursday night at Bethesda Hospital following an illness of two weeks. A native of Crooksville, he was born, Dec. 17, 1875, a son of Andrew and Mayme Hitchcock Brown. His wife, Debbie, three brothers, three sons, and two sisters, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Emmett and Albert, both of Crooksville Route 2; two brothers, Elmer of South Zanesville, and Shelly Brown of Columbus, 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, January 20, 1962

Brown, Wesley Eugene

Thornville: Wesley Eugene Brown, 86, of Thornville, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012. He was born on May 18, 1926 in Perry County, Ohio to the late Isaac Wesley and Florence Ethel (Cooperrider) Brown. Wesley was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, and woodworker. He was a 1944 graduate of Thornville High School.  Wesley served in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he operated a bulldozer and dump truck in the construction and maintenance of roads and airstrips in Japan and the Philippines. After discharge, he worked for the Holophane Company in Newark, and then later continued his career as a heavy equipment operator for the Shelly Company, where he retired after 30 years. Wesley was a member of Amvets Post 51, The American Legion Post 342, and Grace Lutheran Church.  He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Zelma; 6 children, Cynthia (Jeff) Mathews, Darrell (Debbie) Brown, Claudia Brown, Dwight (Mary) Brown, Cheryl (Andy) Verba, Cathy (Wayne) Jenkins, and son-in-law, Alan Underwood; 15 grandchildren: Amber and Ben Underwood, Kim Rodgers, Rhonda (Jeff) Wells, Kendall (Carl) Clovis, Autumn Brown, Meghan (Steve) Turner, Caitlin Hill, Jay (Kristin) Hill, Danielle (Shawn Peters) Brown, Ryan (Lindsey) Brown, Scott (Lisa) Brunn, Jennifer (Blake) Rosell, Kylie Jenkins, and Myles Jenkins; 12 great-grandchildren, Tristan and Kelsey Roberts, Cody Kling, Cole (Kaitlyn) Carpenter, Kyle, Emily and Brianna Carpenter, Isaac Underwood, Kyen Clovis, Regan Rosell, Mae Turner, and Emma Brunn; one great-great-grandchild, Landon Carpenter; and a sister, Ellen Agnew.  In addition to his parents, Wesley was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Brown Underwood; a half-sister, Edith Rose Revercomb; and a half-brother, Paul Brown.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.  Condolences may be sent to   Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Brown family.

Source:  Newark, OH Advocate

Bruckelmyer, Glory

New Lexington - Glory Bruckelmyer, 55, of 10301 Bremen Road, Logan, formerly a New Lexington resident, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, following a long illness.  Mrs. Bruckelmyer was a member of Carnation Chapter 167 O.E.S. in New Lexington.  She was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Perry County, the daughter of the late John and Nellie Hubble Hoy. Surviving are her husband, Carl R. Bruckelmyer of the home; a son, Richard L. Bruckelmyer of Ijamville, Md.; three daughters, Sandra Bruckelmyer of the home, Mrs. Jerry (Brenda) Mummey of Newark and Mrs. Harold (Melody) Brown of Logan; a brother, Earl D. Hoy of Japan; a sister, Mrs. Wilfred (Lorena) Folk of New Lexington; and eight grandchildren.  Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Chute Wiley Funeral Home in New Lexington where Carnation Chapter O.E.S. will have service at 7 p.m. today. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Craig Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; June 27, 1985, Thursday; page 2
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Bruner, George

George Brunner, an old pioneer of Perry County, aged ninety-three and the oldest resident of Somerset, was buried Sunday with Masonic Honors.

Source:  Athens Messenger, Sept. 6, 1877
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Buckley, Earl

Earl Buckley Funeral - Funeral services for Earl B. Buckley, 60, of East Fultonham, who died of electrical shock Thursday, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the William Thompson and Son Funeral Home, White Cottage. Burial will be in the Fultonham Cemetery. The body will be returned from the residence to the funeral home Sunday morning.

Source: Times Recorder Saturday, October 1, 1949
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Bucknor, Charles Samuel

Charles Samuel Bucknor, 66, associated in the Printz and Bucknor Grocery here (Crooksville) for thirty years, died after a brief illness. Survivors include a son, Dr. William Bucknor of Zanesville.

Source:  Zanesville Times Signal, Sunday March 14, 1937
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Bugh, Earl

Earl Bugh, retired farmer, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage six weeks ago, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at his home near Thornville. He was the son of Benton and Clementine Bugh, and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Adrian Boyd at Glen Ellyn, Ill. his granddaughter, Mrs. Shirley Karr and his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Helen Bugh, both of Dresden, have been caring for him during his illness. A member of the Thornville Evangelical and Reformed church, he was also a member of the Thornville Lodge F & AM. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Baker-Boring funeral home with Rev. Warren E. Souders officiating. Burial in Lutheran and Reformed cemetery.

Source: Somerset Press, April 14, 1953

Bullock, Doris I.

Thornville: Doris I. Bullock, 84, formerly of Baltimore, died July 28, 2012 at her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1927.  In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, John Bullock; son, John T. Fuller; step-son, Robert Bullock; and grandson, Rob Lanning.  Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose greatest joy was her family. Doris loved dancing, bingo, fishing, Hawaii, traveling, and the Christmas holiday. Before retiring she was co-owner of John's Wrecker in Baltimore. She delighted in being a top Avon saleswoman.  Surviving family include her sister, Leola McKee; children, Sheila (Mike) Amende, Vickie (Bob) Lanning, Camey (Terry) Johnson, Diana Fuller, Teena (Alan) Finlay, Wayne (Becky) Fuller, and Joseph (Jennifer) Fuller; step-children, Deb Bailey, John Bullock Jr, Rick Bullock, and Nina Arborgast. Fifteen grandchildren; Trina Laura, Anthony Laura, Brian Laura, Melanie Lanning, Samuel Johnson, Marcus Johnson, John Clifton, Jillian Prior, Kaitlin Fuller, Tanya Cupp, Ashley Fuller, Jessie Fuller, Preston Fuller, Ashley Brooks, and Nicholas Fuller. Three great grandchildren, Quinn Stenger, Caden Cupp, and Piper Cupp.
Funeral service for Doris will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster. Family and friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.  To send condolences and sign the online register, please visit:

Source:  Lancaster Eagle-Gazette July 31, 2012

Butler, Amanda

Dies Following Illness of Year Mrs. Amanda Butler, 66, died yesterday afternoon at the home, 227 W. Sixth Ave., following a years’ illness of complication of diseases. The deceased is survived by her husband Mahlon Butler, seven daughters, Mrs. Frank Gabler, Mrs. Carrie Campfield, both of Columbus, Mrs. Ira Hinton of Ashville, O., Mrs. Jennie Shufelt of Detroit, Mrs. Edna Neipling of Fairchance, Pa., Mrs. Edith Bock of Cleveland, and Miss Katherine of the home, and one son Clell of Lancaster.  Also, four grand- children, three sisters, Lucinda Walters of Detroit, Mrs. Rose Walters and Mrs. Rebecca Hoy, both of New Straitsville.  Also, three brothers: William and James Laning, both of New Straitsville and Sam of Newark, O. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence with Rev. T. B. Roberts officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Rose Cemetery, with James H. Sheridan in charge.  

Source:  Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio; March 12, 1928, Monday; page 1
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Daughter of Asa & Catharine (Pepper) Lanning. Born 26 Apr 1864, New Straitsville, Ohio; died 11 Mar 1928, Lancaster, Ohio

Butler, Laura

Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Laura Butler who died at her home here (New Lexington) after lingering, illness.

Source:  Zanesville, Times Signal – Sunday Dec. 27, 1936
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Butts, Emory Albert

Emory Albert Butts, 93, died early Friday at his home in Bristol, Perry county following a short illness of heart trouble. He was a lifelong resident of Perry county and was a member of the United Brethren Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Aldie Starner, of New Lexington, and Mrs. Clarl Romine, of Newton Falls, and one son, Guy Butts of Canton. The body was removed to the C.L. Chute funeral home at New Lexington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, August 1, 1942

Butts, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Jane Butts, a life long resident of New Lexington, died Sunday morning at 3:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Romaine, 808 Monumental Square, following a week's illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Butts was 81 years old. Surviving are the husband, E.A. Butts, two sons, George and Guy of New Lexington, two daughters, Mrs. Phoebe Rome and Mrs. Arthur Starner, of New Lexington, 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the U. B. Church, with Rev. D. V. Snyder officiating. Burial will be made in New Lexington by the C. L. Chute company.

Source: Unknown, January 4, 1937