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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Frank H. Meyer

North Star - Frank Henry Meyer, 61, died Sunday at his home here. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: St. Louis church cemetery here. Survivors: wife, Laura; six daughters, one son, 14 grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Mary Moore

Greenville - Mrs. Mary Moore, 81, wife of William Moore, of Glen Karn, died Sunday at the county infirmary where she had been a medical patient for the past 20 days. Services: Tuesday, New Madison. Burial: Wesley Chapel cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Sam Dull

Arcanum - Sam Dull, 73, prominent Van Buren township farmer, died Saturday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, from a heart attack suffered Friday afternoon after returning home from the Darke county fair. Services: Tuesday, Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Cpl. Emil Rush

Coletown - Mr. and Mrs. Chelcie Rush, of Coletown, have been notified that the body of their son, Cpl. Emil E. Rush, who was killed in Action in Italy, has arrived in the United States aboard the army transport Carol Victory.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 2, 1948

Former Jackson Township Man Dies Suddenly

Sylvester Seifman, 73, a former resident of Jackson, Ohio, township, died unexpectedly from a heart attack at 6 p. m. Tuesday in a garage at the rear of his home, 408 Plum street, in Greenville.

Mr. Seifman was a retired farmer and had resided near the Waterhouse church, northeast of Union City, for several years. He had made his home in Greenville for the last year. He was a member of the Zion church near Rossburg, and Junior Order of United American Mechanics at Piqua.

He leaves his wife, Daisy; two sons, Charles, of near Arcanum, and Wayne, of Greenville, route five; two daughters, Mrs. Beryl Simmons, Greenville, and Mrs. Roxie M. Hopper, Greenville, route one; six grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Seifman, Union City, route five, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Wickersham and Mrs. Mabel Kreider, both of Union City.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville with Rev. J. H. Sherwood officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 3, 1948

Rheumatic Fever Claims Life Of Union City Girl, 12

Rheumatic fever today had taken another life, that of a 12-year-old Union City girl, Norma Jane Hunt. She had been ill for ten years.

By coincidence, death came Thursday at 8 p. m. at the Wayne hospital in Greenville, just 15 minutes after conclusion of the WLW "Builders of Destiny" radio program.

It was this broadcast which honored Randolph county for its pumpkin auction to raise money and the resultant formation of a Randolph county rheumatic fever board to administer treatment to children afflicted with this deadly ailment.

It was the second death due to rheumatic heart disease this year in Randolph county.

Norma Jane was the daughter of the late Leonard Hunt and Mrs. Bertha Hunt, a former resident of Winchester, now residing in Union City.

Surviving are the mother, four sisters, Geraldine Gray of Richmond, Marjorie Huffman and Mary Whitacre of Winchester, and Patty Lou Hunt of Union City, and one brother, Roger Hunt of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Russell Castle in charge. Interment will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

The body will be removed to the residence in Union City where friends may call after 4 p. m. Friday. On Saturday the body will be removed to the home of the sister, Mary Whitacre, 723 North Meridian street, Winchester, where it will remain until the hour of the services.

[Norma Jane Hunt was born in Winchester, Dec. 29, 1935.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 3, 1948

Greenville Youth Is Fatally Injured

Greenville, Sept. 3 - A 19-year-old Greenville youth, Herbert Longfellow, who was critically injured last Sunday in a swimming accident near Sioux City, Iowa, died aboard a chartered plane Wednesday night while being returned home.

According to word received here, death occurred at 10 p. m. Wednesday at the plane neared St. Louis municipal airport. An emergency landing was made there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 3, 1948

Darke County Death - W. A. Brumbaugh

Versailles - Walter A. Brumbaugh, 58, of seven miles east of Versailles, died Wednesday at Piqua Memorial hospital. Survivors: wife, Bertha; two sons, four grandchildren, three brothers, and two sisters. Services: Saturday, 2 p. m. at Frieden's Lutheran church in Bloomer. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 4, 1948

Randolph County Wreck Death Toll Reaches Six - William Robbins, 20, Is Killed Near Winchester

William Richard Robbins, 20, of near Winchester, is the sixth Randolph county automobile accident fatality of 1948.

He was killed instantly Friday about 7 p. m. when a car in which he and his brother, Joseph Reed Robbins, 17, were riding left Bosworth pike, two miles northwest of Winchester, cleared a fence and struck a tree.

Joseph escaped death and serious injury when he was thrown clear of the car. He was taken to the Randolph County hospital, treated for cuts and bruises and will be released Saturday.

The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robbins of Winchester route 3 and was employed at the Anchor Hocking glass factory in Winchester.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and will be removed to the home of the parents, five miles southwest of Winchester, where fiends may call after 10:30 a. m. Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Surviving other than the parents and the brother, Joseph, are eight more brothers, Lewis Lee of Eau Clair, Wis., Macy and Paul Stewart of Portland, Kenneth, Kedrick, Eldon, Leroy, Merle and Merrill, all at home, and three sisters, Alice June, Anna Jean and Sarah Jane, all at home, and a grandfather, William Robbins of Lynn.

The accident occurred as the car failed to negotiate a turn in the road, virtually flew over a fence crashing into a tree and coming to a stop in a creek.

Robbins' death was attributed by Coroner Lowell W. Painter to a crushed chest. Investigating Deputy Sheriff Hines said the machine was a total loss.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 4, 1948

Returning Body Of Sgt. Malone To Union City

The body of another Union City soldier, Staff Sgt. John K. Malone, 21, who was killed in action in Italy on October 27, 1944, is now being returned to this country for burial.

Upon arrival in Union City the body will be taken to Fraze funeral home pending funeral services and burial arrangements.

He was born in Union City on May 26, 1923, the son of Emmet D. and Marcella Kennedy-Malone. His mother died when he was six months old, and he made his home with his grandmother, Mrs. George Kennedy, who passed away seven years ago, and his aunt, Miss Catherine Kennedy.

He attended St. Mary's grade school and graduated from the West Side high school in 1941. He was the first boy to receive the Union City Rotary Citizenship award and was also the first president of Prop Spinners, a model airplane club.

Sgt. Malone entered the service on February 8, 1943 and received his basic air corps training at St. Petersburg, Fla. At Harlington Air Field, Texas, he attended gunnery school receiving his wings, and also his rating as sergeant. Later he was sent to Gowen Field at Boise, Idaho, where he was assigned to a crew, as a turret gunner. During the first of July, 1944, he was sent overseas and assigned to the 15th AAF in Italy, where he received his promotion to staff sergeant.

In Italy Sgt. Malone was a ball turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber, and had been awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern campaign ribbon, and the good conduct medal for "exemplary behavior, fidelity, and efficiency."

His bombardment group of the 15th AAF in Italy was twice cited by the president of the United States. The first was for the low level attack on the Ploesti oil field, and the second was won for strategic support of Montgomery's Eighth Army in the middle east.

Surviving are his father, Emmet D. Malone, of Sioux City, Iowa; the aunt, Miss Catherine Kennedy, of Union City; and two uncles, Charles B. Kennedy, of Dayton, and James Malone, Sioux City. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City.

[Services were conducted on Thursday, Sept. 23rd at the funeral home with Father James M. Fitzgerald officiating. The American Legion Orville N. Stover Post No. 158, assisted with full military burial in the St. Mary's cemetery, northwest of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 4, 1948

Ex-Darke County Teacher Found Dead; Had Costly Book Collection

Cincinnati, O., Sept. 4 - In the shabby, three-room apartment of Herbert Odom, a former teacher in Washington township schools, south east of Union City, some 3,000 expensive books and papers indicating he had more that $20,000 in cash and bonds were uncovered Friday. Odom was found dead in bed August 27.

Mrs. C. L. Gibson, of Dayton, O., Odom's only relative, said Odom's life interest was in reading.

"He used to teach in Darke county and he's been reading since," she said. "As long as he had something to eat and read he was happy."

The books were found neatly stacked in two rooms and a hall by George Jones, deputy clerk in probate court, who went to the apartment to determine the estate for inheritance tax purpose.

Among the books were several hundred Bibles, five expensively-bound and gold-engraved volumes on Napoleon Bonaparte, books of Henry Ford, Surgery and famous American fortunes. "They are all high class literature, Jones said. "There is not a cheap volume among them."

Odom, a railway mail clerk, was buried Monday at Dayton.

Information from school sources in Darke county indicates that several years ago a Herbert Odom taught in the old Turkey Center school in Washington township, but resided near Pitsburg in Darke county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1948

[Pvt. James Walter Byrum]

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Pvt. James Walter Byrum, whose body will arrive in Union City by train at 11:12 a. m. Wednesday.

Services will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Full military burial in charge of the American Legion will be made in Saratoga cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Wednesday.

Pvt. Byrum, who resided on Winchester, route four, prior to entering the service, was killed in action in Germany on December 6, 1944, at the age of 19.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orla Byrum, now residing near Union City, and five brothers and sisters, Mrs. Lester Walling, of North Salem, Mrs. Keith Halley, of Union City, Harold Byrum, of near Union City, and Carroll and Freddie Byrum, at home. One sister preceded him in death.

His body was among the remains of 5,864 American servicemen returned from Europe aboard the army transport Lawrence Victory.

He was born on January 12, 1925 in Darke county and moved with his family to Randolph county at the age of five. He graduated from Saratoga high school and followed the occupation of farming before entering the service in May 1944.

Pvt. Byrum received his basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., and was sent overseas in October, 1944. A member of the 334th infantry company, he landed in England and later saw action in France and Germany.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Death Claims John A. Crouse; Rites Wednesday

John A. Crouse, 82, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, died Sunday at 9:10 a. m. at the city hospital from the effects of a heart attack he suffered last Thursday. He resided on East Main street.

Born on December 10, 1865 at New Lisbon, he was the son of James and Lydia Sink-Crouse. Following his education in the old No. 9 Wayne township school, he was married to Anna Bell, who preceded him in death in 1889. Five years later he was married to Nena Neal, whose death occurred in 1922.

Mr. Crouse had followed the occupation of farming for many years and later was employed at the Union City Body company until his retirement. He was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Esther Greek and Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, both of Union City, and Mrs. Mary Fox, route three, Union City; one son, William A. Crouse, Coldwater, Mich.; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Rilla Gainey, College Corner, Ind. One daughter, Ida Crouse, and three brothers and four sisters are deceased.

The body is at the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Church of the Brethren with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will follow in the Brethren cemetery, north of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Adriella Jones

Gettysburg - Mrs. Adriella [Wagner] Jones, 67, residing north of Gettysburg, died Friday at Piqua hospital. Survivors: husband, Edward, three daughters, and two sons. Services: Monday, Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Reuben L. Powell

Greenville - Reuben L. Powell, 45, formerly of Greenville, died Friday at city hospital in Springfield, O. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; two sons, Donald L., Greenville, route two, and John, now stationed at the Great Lakes naval training base; one grandchild; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Powell, Greenville, and one sister, Fern Powell, also of this city. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Roy E. Arnett

Verona - Roy Edward Arnett, postmaster of Verona, died of a heart attack Saturday as he and his wife prepared to leave for a vacation trip to West Virginia. He was 57 years old. Services: Monday, Verona. Burial: Mote cemetery, near Pitsburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Irene Dinninger

Greenville - Mrs. Irene [Keister] Dininger, 93, oldest member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church in Greenville, died Friday at her home, west of the city on Nashville road. There are over 30 immediate survivors extending down through four generations. Services: Monday, Greenville. Burial: Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Jennie Ziler

Ansonia - Mrs. Jennie [Warner] Ziler, 90, widow of Perry Ziler, of Ansonia, died Thursday at Wayne hospital, Greenville from the effects of injuries she suffered three weeks ago in a fall at her home. One son, Leslie, of Galion, O., and three grandchildren are the only immediate survivors. Services: Monday, Ansonia. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 8, 1948

Military Rites For Sgt. Bruner; Related Locally

Final military burial honors are arranged for Staff Sgt. Martin L. Bruner, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bruner, of Rossburg, whose body was recently returned to the United States from Europe.

The remains will arrive in Greenville Thursday morning and will be taken to the Miller funeral home, where friends may call after 4 p. m. Thursday.

Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Friday with burial in Newcomer's cemetery.

Sgt. Bruner was killed in action in Germany on February 8, 1945. He enlisted in the armed forces on March 18, 1944 and was sent overseas in the following December.

Besides the parents, he leaves a wife, Mary, of near Troy; two daughters; four stepchildren; three brothers, Harry Bruner, of near Rossburg; Roland Bruner, Union City, and Albert Bruner, Rossburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Lovina Shaner, of Fort Recovery, and Mrs. Onda Gasper, of London, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 8, 1948

Rites Held For George Hartzell, Retired Farmer

Services for George F. Hartzell, 71, who died Sunday at the home of a son, John, one mile south of Hillgrove, following a two-year illness, were held this afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial was made in Beamsville cemetery.

Mr. Hartzell, a native of Greenville township, had been active in farming pursuits in Darke county for over a half century. His wife, Ella May, died in 1943.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Henry Meyer, Dayton; six sons, Gene Hartzell, Indianapolis; Paul, of Cincinnati; George D., of Brookville; Hugh, of Union City, route five; John, of Union City, route three, and Floyd, of Greenville, route five; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Harmon Hartzell, of Oldsmar, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Viola Pierson, and Mrs. Kathern Bish, both of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 8, 1948

Brother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Mrs. John Spatuzzi, of Union City, is mourning the death of a brother, Marshall Long, Jr., 46, of 1122 Hunt street, Richmond, which occurred Sunday in the veterans hospital in Dayton.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Welfer funeral home in Richmond. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Romie Gunckel

Greenville - Services were held Thursday for Mrs. Romie Turner Gunckel, 74, who died Monday night at Wayne hospital here. Death was attributed to injuries she sustained in a fall four weeks ago at her Greenville home. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Jennie Robbins

New Madison - Mrs. Mary Jane Bennett Robbins, 71, died Sunday at the home of a son, John Preather, New Madison, route one. She was a lifelong resident of this community. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Polk cemetery near Englewood.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Cora Rarick

Gettysburg - Miss Cora Rarick, who for a number of years operated a cream station in Gettysburg, died Tuesday at her home here. Burial was in charge of Miller Brothers funeral home here.

[Burial was made in Harris Creek cemetery, Sept. 9, 1948]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Stanton Bowers

Gettysburg - Stanton Bowers, 76, died Tuesday at his home south of here. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Emma Schrader

Versailles - Mrs. Emma Schrader, 64, widow of Christ Schrader, died Monday at her home southwest of here. Survivors: son, Ray, at home; three grandchildren; two brothers, Will Miller, of Arcanum, and Sam Miller, Ansonia, and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Crowell, Bradford; Mrs. Lulu Freeman Apple, of near Versailles. Services: Thursday, Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Ora E. Reck

Greenville - Ora Elsworth Reck, 72, of 515 Wayne avenue, died Monday at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton from the effects of injuries sustained in a fall on August 26 in a garage adjoining his home. He sustained a fractured skull. Survivors: wife, Merle; one son, Minor Reck, of near Arcanum; one daughter, Mrs. John Harmon, also of near Arcanum; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters. Services: Thursday, Here. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Arlie C. Kelley, 65, Dies Near Greenville; Rites At Ridgeville

Arlie C. Kelley, 65, a retired contractor, died at his home near Greenville, Ohio, at 8:10 p. m. Tuesday following a lingering illness.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Christine Foster of Cincinnati and Mrs. Estella Long of Milwaukee, Wis.; one son, Walter Kelley of Auburn and Charles Kelley of Stone Station; one sister, Mrs. Anne Stouder of Ridgeville.

The body was taken to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparation.

Funeral services swill be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Middleton chapel with Rev. A. S. Truex officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery near Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 10, 1948

Darke County Death - Martin McGriff

Arcanum - Martin (Tate) McGriff, who lived four miles southwest of Arcanum, hanged himself in a barn adjoining his home. His body was found at 3 p. m. Tuesday by his wife. Everett Snyder, Darke county sheriff, serving as acting coroner, returned a suicide verdict and reports that McGriff had been despondent over failing health. Survivors: wife, Esther; one son, Ira, of near Arcanum; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McGriff, of Springfield; three brothers, Harry, of Greenville; Clyde, of Verona, and Gus, of Arcanum, and three sisters, Mrs. Flora Bader, Dayton; Mrs. Bonnie Foster, Dayton, and Mrs. Ruth Besecker, Arcanum. Services: Friday, Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

[Martin McGriff was 69 years old at his death.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 11, 1948

Services Will Be Held Sunday For North Salem Man

Funeral services have been arranged for Lewis L. Walters, 79, lifelong resident of Madison township on the Jay-Randolph county line, died at 5 p. m. Thursday at his home in North Salem after an extended illness.

He was born January 20, 1869, the son of Abraham and Mary Ann (Evans) Walters. He married Cora Keltner in 1896.

Rites will be held at the family home at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. H. G. Perry in charge. Burial will be Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Cora Keltner Walters; one son, Heber, at home, and a sister; Miss Zora Walters, of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 11, 1948

Father-Son Fishing Trip Ends Tragically At Lynn Gravel Pit

A father-son fishing trip near Lynn ended tragically late Friday when the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker was declared dead.

Efforts to revive the boy, Max Eugene, were given up after three hours and forty-five minutes.

The Baker family lives one mile north of Williamsburg, father and son coming into Randolph county to fish in a gravel pit on the George Hutchens farm, a mile and a half west of Lynn.

It was Randolph county's first water fatality of 1948.

The lad's father was fishing, he missed Max, found him in about four feet of water. It is thought he was in the water about ten minutes.

Max had been playing in a boat tied to shore apparently falling out, bumping his head.

Mr. Baker retrieved his son's body about 2 p. m.

The Lynn fire department was called and firemen tried vainly to revive the boy. Two other fire departments and Reid Memorial hospital attendants at Richmond also aided. The resuscitator owned by the Lynn department was used until its supply of oxygen was exhausted. Calls to the Winchester fire department and Reid hospital resulted in more oxygen being sent, but to no avail.

Drs. Wayne Harmon and L. E. Jordan also lent their assistance.

Surviving, other than the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Shaffer of Williamsburg; Josephine and Shirley Ann Baker, both at home; one brother, Raymond, also at home, and a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Applegate of Muncie.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn and was to be taken to the Baker residence, where friends may call after 6:30 p. m. Saturday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Williamsburg Methodist church at 2 p. m. Monday by Rev. A. L. Hoover. Burial in the Williamsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 11, 1948

Return Body Of Pvt. Huffman To Ridgeville

The body of Pvt. Ernest E. Huffman, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merl Huffman, of near Winchester, will arrive in Ridgeville Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock and will be taken to the home of the parents.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the New Dayton cemetery with Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating.

Pvt. Huffman was graduated from the Ridgeville high school with the class of 1943 and entered the army on November 18 of that year. He arrived overseas in May of 1944 and was killed in action in France on July 20, 1944.

Survivors in addition to the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. John Smock, Helen and Wanda, at home; four brothers, Wilbur of Winchester, and Gerald, Max and Herbert at home; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clint Huffman of near Ridgeville.

Friends may call at the home after noon Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 11, 1948

Mabel Garringer, 44, Dies Suddenly At Home Near Portland

Mrs. Mable Garringer, 44, wife of Grover Garringer, died unexpectedly Thursday at 9 a. m. at her home southeast of Portland.

She was born in Jay county on March 10, 1904, the daughter of Andrew and Mary E. (Harshman) Shaneyfelt. In 1932 she married Mr. Garringer, who survives.

Other survivors are three daughters, Mary Joan, Barbara Lou and Linda Le, all at home; two brothers, Orla and Roy Shaneyfelt, of Ridgeville; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Walters of Muncie and Mrs. Florence Deeds of Kokomo.

She was a member of the New Pittsburg Reformed church and the D.A.V.

The body will remain at the Baird funeral home in Portland until Saturday morning at which time it will be taken to the residence.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p. m. at the New Pittsburg church with the Rev. H. G. Perry officiating.

[The place of Interment was not given.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 11, 1948

Darke County Death - William J. Ebberts

New Madison - William James Ebberts, 81, died Thursday afternoon. He had worked on the Pennsylvania railroad as a section foreman for 46 years and had resided in New Madison for the past 50 years. Services: 2 p. m. Sunday, Stutz and Sando funeral home, here. Burial: Highland cemetery, Covington, O. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 13, 1948

One Month Old Infant Succumbs

Jessie Figuroa, jr., one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Figuroa, of south of Union City on the state line road, formerly of Dallas, Texas, died at 3 a. m. today at the Union City hospital following a three week illness.

The body was removed to the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia. Graveside services will be held in the Ansonia cemetery Tuesday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 13, 1948

J. L. Faulhaber Dies Today At U. C. Hospital

J. L. Faulhaber, 89, of 411 North Howard street, Union City, a former justice of the peace of Wayne township, died at 9:30 a. m. today at the Union City hospital following a five day serious illness from a complication of diseases.

He was born on December 13, 1858, in Fostoria, Ohio, the son of Phillip and Sydna Jane Kelly-Faulhaber. He was graduated from Fostoria high school and later took a business course at Fostoria college.

At the age of 18 he entered the hardware business and later operated a foundry in Fostoria. Several years later he served as a traveling salesman until retiring and coming to Union City in 1927. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and was affiliated with the Union City church since 1927.

Surviving are his wife, Clara; three daughters, Mrs. Eunice S. Naurer of Chagrin Falls, O.; and Miss Esther Faulhaber and Mrs. Mary A. McMillan, both of Cleveland; one son, Thomas Faulhaber, of Macedonia, O.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Kastler, of San Antonio; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Wednesday. Final rites in charge of Rev. O. J. McMullen will be held Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Summit cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Minnie Unger

Greenville - Mrs. Minnie Augusta Unger, 78, died Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray Moist, Greenville, route five, after a short illness. Services: St. John's Lutheran church, Wednesday. Burial: church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Caroline M. Steffen

Greenville - Mrs. Caroline M. Steffen, 77, wife of William Steffen, residing five miles northeast of here, died at Wayne hospital Monday. Other survivors; five sons, Clarence and Alvin, both of Greenville, route five; Edward, Eaton; Walter, Rochester, N. Y., and Deo, New Philadelphia, O.; seven grandchildren, and three brothers, Henry Sellman, Greenville, route three; Edward Sellman, Greenville, route five, and Fred Sellman, Dayton. Services: Wednesday, Wakefield church. Burial: church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Julia Anne Shumaker

Greenville - Mrs. Julia Anne [Hawes] Shumaker, 77, wife of William Shumaker, died Monday at her home six miles south of here. Other survivors: one son, Forest, of here; one daughter, Mrs. Leafie Niswonger, route one; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace O'Dell, Arcanum, route three, and Miss Ella Hawes, route one. Services: Wednesday, Fort Jefferson. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 16, 1948

Henry Jones Dies At New Weston; Final Rites Friday

Henry R. Jones, 91, retired Darke county school teacher, tile manufacturer and farmer, died Tuesday night at his home in New Weston. He had been in declining health for an extended period.

Born near Fort Recovery, Mr. Jones graduated from public schools in that village and later attended Lebanon college. He began his teaching career in Darke county, serving for a number of years in rural districts.

Later he was engaged in the tile manufacturing business in Lightsville and Rose Hill but in more recent years had devoted his entire time to agricultural pursuits.

He leaves his wife, Lucy; two sons, William E. Jones, New Weston, and Harry Jones, Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Vance, of Elroy, and Mrs. Blanche Moore, Dayton; 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a. m. at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, in charge. Burial will be at Fort Recovery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 17, 1948

New Lisbon Burial For Lillie Mark

Services were held this afternoon at the Williamson funeral home in Portland for Mrs. Lillie A. Ferrell Mark, 79, who died Wednesday at the home of her son, Leo Ferrell, six miles southeast of Portland. Rev. H. G. Perry was in charge, with burial in New Lisbon cemetery, northwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 18, 1948

Anna J. Casey Succumbs Today at Age of 86

Miss Anna J. Casey, 86-year-old retired business woman, passed away at 6:15 a. m. today at her residence, 646 North Columbia street, Union City, from the effects of a fractured hip she suffered in a fall at her home 14 weeks ago. Her condition had remained serious since the accident.

She was born on February 6, 1862 in Union City the daughter of John and Mary Kane-Casey. She received her education in the St. Mary's parochial school and for 23 years was a partner with her sister, Miss Mayme Casey, in the operation of the old Casey Dry Goods store, which was located where the Union City post office stands today.

Miss Casey was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City and the Rosary society of the church.

She leaves two sisters, Mayme Casey, and Angela K. Mackey, both of Union City, and one niece, Mrs. Mary Burns, of Hartford City. Two sisters and and four brothers are deceased.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where burial arrangements will be announced later. The Rosary will be said Sunday evening at 9 o'clock. Services are planned on Tuesday or Wednesday.

[Last rites were held on Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial was made in the church cemetery northwest of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 18, 1948

Death Claims Charles Coblentz Near Union City

Charles Irvin Coblentz, 79, a retired employe of the state highway department, died Friday at 4 p. m. at the home of a niece, Mrs. Simon Rhoades, six miles northeast of Union City on route one, following a two-week serious illness from heart trouble. He had been in declining health for the past four years.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born on May 18, 1869, the son of Norman and Mary Sutton-Coblentz. Following his education in Randolph county schools, in 1891 he was married to Etta Alice Winkler in Adams county, who died in 1912. One daughter was born on this marriage, Hazel, who died in 1934. Later he was united in marriage with Iva Harshman. Mr. Coblentz had resided at the home of the niece for the past 12 years and was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

Besides the wife he leaves one daughter, Mabel Irene Coblentz, Union City, route two; four Grandchildren, Mrs. Chester (Helen) Mecum, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Marvin (Pauline) Miller, Winchester; Norma June Grow, Richmond, and Donald Grow, who is in the army stationed at Alaska; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Harry Coblentz, Greenville; Jess, of Union City; John, of Versailles, and Austin, who resides in Oregon, and five sisters, Mrs. Emma Cain, San Fernando, Cal.; Mrs. Martha Mock and Mrs. Lillie Midlam, both of Redkey; Mrs. Avaline Hampshire, Union City, and Mrs. Lola Penrod, Versailles.

Final rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with burial in the New Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Cora Snorf

Greenville - Services for Mrs. Cora Landis Snorf, 80, widow of Dr. H. A. Snorf, Greenville physician, who died Wednesday at Wayne hospital, were held Saturday at the Miller funeral home, with burial in Greenville cemetery. Mrs. Snorf, a Greenville resident for the past 40 years, was born and reared in Neave township and at one time was a teacher in rural schools in Darke county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Sgt. Kenneth Detrick

Gettysburg - Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the family residence for Staff Sgt. Kenneth Detrick, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Detrick, of Gettysburg, who died in Germany on April 13, 1945 from wounds received in action three days earlier. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Christian Veit

Arcanum - Christian A. Veit, 86, a prominent, retired Franklin township farmer, died at Piqua hospital Thursday from the effects of injuries sustained in a fall five weeks ago. He resided on Arcanum, route two. Survivors: son, John, of Covington; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shoemaker, of near Bradford, and Viola and Inez Veit, both at home, and five grandchildren. Services: Monday, 2 p. m. St. John's Lutheran church near Greenville. Burial: Covington cemetery. Friends: at residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 18, 1948

L. O. Thornburg Dies At Home Near Farmland

Lineas O. Thornburg, 84, retired farmer, died at his home two miles north of Farmland at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night. His body was brought to the Thornburg funeral home and will be returned to the family home where friend may call after 1 o'clock Saturday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Union church, south of Windsor, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Thornburg is survived by his wife, Bessie; two daughters, Mrs. Lorilla Pursley of Farmland, and Mrs. Eulalia McIntosh of Muncie; three sons, Burlin and Malburn of Muncie, and Basil of Indianapolis; a brother, Rev. A. B. Thornburg of Farmland; and four sisters, Mrs. Leota Gilmore of Farmland, Mrs. Clara Thornburg and Mrs. Cora Boyles of Selma, and Mrs. Dora Lawrence of Letart Falls, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 20, 1948

Darke County Death - Myrtle O. Peck

Greenville - Mrs. Myrtle O. [Weaver] Peck, 69, widow of William Peck, died Friday at the John Wehr residence, 400 Wayne avenue, where she had been receiving medical care for the past five months. Mrs. Peck, a native of Arcanum, had spent most of her life in Greenville and was actively affiliated with a number of fraternal organizations. Services: Monday, here Burial: Abbottsville. A foster daughter, Myrtle Strome, of Piqua, and several grandchildren survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Return Body Of Cpl. Miller To Winchester

The body of Corporal James L. Miller will arrive in Winchester Thursday for funeral services and burial.

The son of Mrs. Miriam Elliott, Union street, Winchester, Cpl. Miller was killed in action in Germany on December 10, 1944.

He attended school at Jefferson and Winchester from which he was graduated in 1941. During his high school days he was a star basketball player in the Yellow Jacket team. Prior to entering the armed forces in May of 1943, Cpl. Miller attended Hanover college for two years.

His basic training was received at Camp Hood, Texas, and later at Ball State Teachers' college where he took ASTP training. He went to Camp Swift, Texas, and to Fort Dix, N. J. before being sent overseas in September, 1944.

In addition to his mother, Cpl. Miller is survived by one brother, Robert.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth Pickering officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Ada Adamson, 69, Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Ada Adamson, 69, died at the Randolph County hospital around noon today after a long illness.

The only survivor is the husband Bert Adamson, who resides seven miles southwest of Winchester.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mrs. Adamson is a charter member of the Sugar Creek Home Economics club.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Buena Vista church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Maude Jane Fahl

Coletown - Mrs. Maude Jane [Crickbaum] Fahl, 71, a former Coletown resident, died Monday night at the home of a son, James Fahl, in Dayton. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Crickbaum cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Lucy Ann Cable

Greenville - Mrs. Lucy Ann [Marker] Cable, 92, died Monday at the Brethren home here. She formerly lived near Gettysburg. Services: Thursday, Oakland church. Burial: Oakland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Arthur H. Austin

Greenville - Services were held Wednesday in Greenville for Arthur H. Austin, 66, retired farmer, who died Sunday at his home here. Austin moved to Greenville from the Coletown area last spring. Burial was made in Chapel Hill cemetery at Tipp City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Anna Jarrett

Arcanum - Anna Marie Jarrett, 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jarrett, Arcanum, died Saturday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Valeria Stutz

Arcanum - Mrs. Valeria [Waitman] Stutz, 91, mother of Ward H. Stutz, Arcanum funeral director, died Monday at the Lesley convalescent home in New Lebanon after a lingering illness. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Arlington cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Milton Boyer

Ansonia - Milton Boyer, 81, retired Richland township farmer, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Amspaugh, in Ansonia. He had spent the major part of his life in the Stelvideo vicinity and had served as a trustee in Richland township for several years. Services: Wednesday, Stelvideo. Burial: Stelvideo cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 24, 1948

Clark Infant Dies At U. C. Hospital, Services Saturday

Stephen Michael Clark, eight-day old son of Ray and Janet (Merland) Clark, 237 South Columbia street, Union City, died at 10:10 a. m. today at the Union City hospital.

Besides the parents the infant is survived by a twin brother and sister, Gary Ray and Sharon Kay; paternal grandfather, James F. Clark of Union City; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Merland of Cincinnati.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. George Wiegard officiating. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery near Hillgrove. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 28, 1948

Muncie Man Dies; Related Locally

Muncie, Sept. 28 - Funeral services for James William Smith, 28, 605 North Dill street, who died at 4 o'clock Monday morning, will be conducted at 12:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Stephens funeral home with final rites being conducted at 2:30 p. m. at the Redkey Methodist church. Burial will be in the Hill Crest cemetery at Redkey. Survivors include Mrs. John Jessup, of Union City, a step-sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1948

Fred Lephart Dies At Home Near Ansonia

Fred N. Lephart, 66, well-known Brown township farmer, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a two-year illness from heart trouble.

Lephart, who resided two miles southwest of Ansonia, had spent his entire life in Darke county. He was a member of the Brown township grange and the Woodington Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; one son, Maurice Lephart, of Ansonia, route five; five daughters, Mrs. Meredith Gough, of Janesville, Wis.; Mrs. Harriett Lewis, Ansonia, route two; Mrs. Lenora Hunt and Mrs. Mary E. Bankson, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Aileen Scantland, New Madison; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, John Lephart, Ansonia, and James Lephart, Columbus, and two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Westfall, of Rossburg, and Mrs. Angeline Poling, Dayton.

Services will be held at the Woodington church at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday, with burial in the old Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

[Full name was Frederick Napoleon Lephart.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1948

Wearly Monument Company Head Is Dead At Montpelier

Montpelier, Ind., Sept. 29 - Sam Wearly, 73, head of the Wearly Monument company for 50 years, died at 11:50 p. m. Tuesday at his home here. He had been ill since last spring.

The company operates monument sales rooms in Muncie, Montpelier, Hartford City, Marion, Richmond and Portland. Mr. Wearly also owned the Woodlawn cemetery at Montpelier.

Surviving are two daughters and three son.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the residence, in charge of Rev. Russell Humerickhouse.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1948

Death Claims Edward Blizzard; Rites Thursday

Edward Blizzard, age 75, died at his home near Bartonia Tuesday afternoon after an extended illness.

A retired farmer, Mr. Blizzard had resided in Randolph county for 63 years.

Surviving are the widow, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Meier of Greenville, Ohio, and Mrs. Esther Kiser of Dayton; three sons, Roy of Muncie, Paul and Donald of near Union City; and one half brother, Fred, of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the residence in Bartonia where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Bartonia Methodist church with Rev. Marcel Thornburg officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1948

Darke County Death - William Huston

Arcanum - John William Huston, 81, retired county farmer, died Monday night at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Earl Cheadle, in Arcanum. Other survivors: daughter, Mrs. Eva Slade, Greenville, route two, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Sleppy, Greenville. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m., Cheadle residence. Burial: Abbottsville. Friends: at Miller funeral home in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Dewey Lowdenslager

Greenville - Dewey Lowdenslager, 53, Greenville, route two, died Monday at Veteran's hospital, Dayton. Lowdenslager operated a service station near the Darke county fairgrounds, retiring two years ago. Survivors: wife, Rose, and one son, Howard, at home. Services: Thursday, 3 p. m. Jaysville Methodist church. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Friends: Turpen-McKnight funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 30, 1948

Darke County Death - Charles Yount

Bradford - Charles W. Yount, 70, of Bradford, died Tuesday afternoon from a heart attack while visiting with a son, James in Richmond, Ind. A lifelong Darke county resident, he leaves a wife, Elsie; three sons, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: Friday, 2 p. m. at Bradford Presbyterian church. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery. Friends: at residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 30, 1948

Darke County Death - Frank Wilson

Greenville - Frank G. Wilson, 66, prominent musician and composer, dropped dead Tuesday in a music store at Zanesville, O., from a heart attack. A Greenville native, he leaves three brothers, Osborn, Frazer E. and Carl Wilson, all of here, and two sisters, Bessie Wilson and Mrs. Grace Ewing, both of Kalamazoo, Mich. Services: Friday, 2 p. m., Turpen-McKnight funeral home, here. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 30, 1948

Ada Lewis, 54, Dies Wednesday; Funeral Friday

Miss Ada Lewis, age 54, died at her home south of Winchester early Wednesday morning.

Surviving are the father, James, of Ridgeville, and one brother, Cloy of Ridgeville.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Middleton chapel with Rev. A. S. Truex officiating. Interment will be in Lawndale cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 1, 1948

Laura Hart, 77, Dies Thursday At Saratoga Home

Mrs. Laura Ashley Hart, 77, died at 6:10 p. m. Thursday at her home in Saratoga following an illness of one year.

She was born September 19, 1871, in Green township, Jay county, the daughter of Henry and Charlotte (Harshman) Bragg. In 1893 she married William Ashley, who died in 1939, and on October 6, 1941, she was married to Eli Hart, who survives. She was a member of the Saratoga Evangelical United Brethren church.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Leo Ferrell of Pike township, Jay county, and Mrs. Howard Williams of Jackson township, Jay county; one stepson, James W. Ashley of Delaware, Ohio; one step-daughter, Mrs. James Cummins of Niagara, N. D.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ashley of Winchester and Mrs. Ettie Starley of Richmond; two grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland where it will remain. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. H. G. Perry of Salamonia officiating. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Nettie Gilmore

Greenville - Miss Nettie Mary Gilmore, 76, died at 8:15 p. m. Wednesday at Wayne hospital from a heart attack she suffered five hours earlier at her home here. Survivors: two brothers, John, Greenville, and Frank, Versailles, route three, and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Holsapple, Versailles. Services: Saturday, 2:30 p. m. at Miller funeral home in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Clara Tucker

Greenville - Mrs. Clara Mariah [Dixon] Tucker, 87, widow of William Tucker, died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Zeller, in Greenville. Other survivors: daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hathaway, of here; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday, 1 p. m. Miller funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 2, 1948

Darke County Death - S. Vernus Brown

New Madison - S. Vernus Brown, 70-year-old Harrison township farmer, died Thursday night at his home on New Madison, route one. Survivors: brother, William, of New Madison, and a sister, Mrs. Dessie White, of Hollansburg. Services: Sunday, 2:30 p. m., Stutz and Sando funeral home. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 2, 1948

Darke County Death - Bertha Little

Greenville - Mrs. Bertha [Hecker] Little, widow of Dr. J. J. Little, an active dental practitioner in Greenville for many years, died Thursday night at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Pierson, of Middletown. Mrs. Little formerly resided here 20 years ago. Services: Saturday, Middletown. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 4, 1948

Rites Are Held For New Weston Woman

Services were held this afternoon at the New Weston Methodist church for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Garrison, 73, widow of Perry Garrison, who died Friday at her residence in New Weston following a heart attack. Rev. Noble Schlechty officiated, with burial in Holsapple cemetery.

Surviving are six sons, Orville, of Greenville; Evert, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lee and Dorwin, both of New Weston, and Noble and Clay, of Dayton; four daughters, Mrs. Ione Murphy, Piqua; Mrs. Lillie Walls and Mrs. Fay Walls, both of New Weston, and Mrs. Virgie Haynes, Dayton; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one brother, William Cain, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 4, 1948

Wife Of Former Union City Man Dies

Mrs. Norma Noffsinger, 26, of Indianapolis, wife of Earl Noffsinger, formerly of Union City, died Sunday at an Indianapolis hospital from the effects of pneumonia. Her condition was serious since Saturday.

Besides the husband, she leaves two children, Stephen Allan and Jan Ellen. The husband is a grandson of Mrs. Sarah Earl, of South street.

Services are planned at 2 p. m, Tuesday at Indianapolis, with burial in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 5, 1948

Death Claims Alice Hiatt, 54; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Alice Mullen Hiatt, 54, widow of the late Erman S. Hiatt, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her brother, Clyde Mullen, two miles southwest of Winchester. Mrs. Hiatt died suddenly from the effects of a stroke suffered five hours earlier.

A life-long resident of Randolph county, she was the daughter of Roe and Malissa Davis Mullen, both residents of Randolph county. Her husband passed away June 15 of this year.

Mrs. Hiatt was a member of the Friends church, and before becoming ill had stayed at her home seven miles northwest of Winchester.

Surviving besides her brother are two daughters, Mrs. William Robinson and Mrs. Duane Eisenhour, both of near Winchester, and two other brothers, Fred Mullen of Farmland and Glen,] Mullen of Winchester.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson had left Friday for a vacation trip through the west but were contacted in Abilene, Kan., and notified of Mrs. Hiatt's death. They are expected home Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Randolph Friends church with burial in Fountain Park cemetery. The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester and will be removed to the residence, seven miles, northwest of Winchester, where friends may call after 7 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Ozro Besecker

Pitsburg - Ozro Besecker, 72, well known Franklin township farmer, died Sunday from a heart attack at his home northwest of here. Survivors: wife, Nora; two sons, Clifford, of Greenville, and Ray, of Arcanum; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, and three sisters. Services: Tuesday, Abbottsville. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Clare Martin

Wakefield - Services were held this afternoon at Versailles for Clare Martin, 56, of near here, who died at Wayne hospital Sunday. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors: wife, Minna; two brothers and two sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Ethel D. Flatter

Coletown - Mrs. Ethel D. [Hapner] Flatter, 53, wife of Carl Flatter, of near Coletown, died Sunday at Dayton. Other survivors: two sons, Morris, Greenville, and James, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Sparklin, Greenville, route four, and Mrs. Duane Rhoades, Greenville, route one. Services: Wednesday, 2 p. m., Miller funeral home, Greenville. Rev. Earl Lantz in charge, with burial in Miller Grove cemetery, near Palestine.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 6, 1948

Returning Body Of Pvt. Kaucher To Union City

The body of Pvt. John Edward Kaucher, of Union City, who was killed in action in Germany on November 23, 1944, was among the remains of 7,000 Americans returned to this country aboard the army transport Carroll Victory, the department of the army announced today.

Upon arrival in Union City the body will be taken to Fraze funeral home pending military services and burial.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Patricia R. Kaucher, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Kaucher, all of Union City. One brother, David is deceased.

Pvt. Kaucher was serving in an engineer battalion when he met his death at the age of 20.

He had entered the service in April, 1943 and was sent to Fort Lewis, Wash. For three months he took training in engineering at the Washington State Teachers' college, and from there he went to New York for an electrical engineering course. In June of 1944 he was sent overseas and had seen action in France, Belgium and Holland.

He was born in Union City on September 8, 1924 and attended the West Side high school, where he was a member of the band and orchestra and graduated in 1942. He also belonged to the Methodist church and was a member of the church choir.

He was married to Patricia Fraze on December 8, 1943 and prior to entering the service was employed at the General Motors plant in Detroit.

[Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1948 at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 6, 1948

Darke County Death - Celina Norris

Potsdam - Mrs. Celinda Alice [Swank] Norris, 85, died Monday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Spitler, at Potsdam. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m., Pitsburg Church of the Brethren. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Philipanna Smith

Arcanum - Mrs. Philipanna [Albright] Smith, 85, prominent Arcanum resident, died Tuesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Lynch, Greenville, following a seven-week illness. Her husband, T. D. Smith, died in 1915. Services at Smith residence on South Main street in Arcanum at 2:30 p. m. Friday. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

[Her husband was Theophilis Douglas Smith who died in April, 1915 at age 57.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 8, 1948

Susan Mendenhall, Native Of Randolph County, Dead At 95

Economy, Ind., Oct. 8 - Mrs. Susan Ellen Mendenhall, 95 years old, the widow of Alvis Mendenhall, died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Romania Osborn, Muncie. Mrs. Mendenhall was the oldest resident of Perry township.

Mrs. Mendenhall was born Nov. 2, 1852, three miles northwest of Economy in Randolph county, the daughter of John and Lucinda Shoemaker. She lived her entire life in or near Economy. She was a member of the Economy Methodist church.

Survivors in addition to Mrs. Osborn are three other daughters, Mrs. Carrie Stevenson of Carlos, Mrs. Reba Jackson of Williamsburg and Miss Virgie S. Mendenhall of Baymore, N. J.; one son, Kelso Mendenhall of Richmond; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mendenhall will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Sugar Grove United Brethren church. Rev. A. C. Hoover will officiate. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 8, 1948

Ralph R. Breese, Native Of Winchester, Is Dead At Muncie

Muncie, Ind., Oct. 8 - Ralph R. Breese, 54, Muncie barber, died at his residence in Manor View addition at 1:30 a. m. Thursday. His death came after a short illness.

Born in Winchester, Mr. Breese had resided in Muncie for 35 years. His barber shop was at 1408 East Ninth street. Mr. Breese was also a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are the widow, Marjorie E.; two brothers, Orville of Indianapolis and Harrison of Terre Haute, and two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Dorrein of Boise, Ida., and Mrs. Cora DeBurler of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the residence by Rev. Arthur McDavitt, with burial in Elm Ridge cemetery. The body has been returned from the Parson mortuary to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 8, 1948

Ex-Randolph County Resident, Sam Miles, Dies In Ball Hospital

Muncie, Ind., Oct. 8 - Sam Miles, 80, of 800 South Jefferson street, died at Ball Memorial hospital Thursday morning after an extended illness.

A native North Carolinian, he moved to Randolph county with his family when he was a boy, and for the last thirty years he had been a Muncie resident. Prior to his retirement recently, Mr. Miles was employed by the Hardesty Trucking company here.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Thornburg, of Mooreland, and Mrs. Luville Shelley and Mrs. Louise Eagleson, both of Indianapolis; three sons, Sanford, of New Castle; Clayton, of Indianapolis, and Leonard, of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Adams, of New Castle, and Mrs. Pearl Slick, of Lynn; a brother, Frank, of Hollansburg, O.; thirteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary, with burial in Beech Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 8, 1948

Darke County Death - Mary Mannix

Greenville - Mrs. Mary Louise [Oberer] Mannix, 69, died at Wayne hospital here Wednesday night from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered at her farm home on route five. Survivors: two sons, George and James, both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Isabelle Sommer, of Beamsville; Mrs. Helen Barger, Ansonia, rural route, and Mrs. Clara Rhoades, of here; six grandchildren, one sister and six brothers. Services: Saturday, at 9 a. m., St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial: church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 9, 1948

Huntsville Student Is Killed In Auto Crash - "Jimmy" Sheppard, 17, Athlete, Dies Instantly; Companion In Hospital

James Albert Sheppard, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sheppard, Huntsville, was killed instantly in an automobile accident three miles southwest of Winchester on the Huntsville road at 12:30 a. m. today.

Sheppard was a passenger in a 1935 Ford coach owned and operated by Kenneth Heltzell, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Heltzell, Modoc rural route. Heltzell was taken to the Winchester hospital following the accident. His condition was described Saturday as "good."

Complete details of the accident were not available today. Reports show that the automobile in which the boys were riding left the road and struck a concrete abutment near the twin gravel pits on the Huntsville road. There was no other automobile involved.

Sheppard, known to his many friends as "Jimmy," was a senior at the Huntsville high school and a member of the Huntsville Methodist church. He was a Huntsville high school athlete and had been a member of the first squad on both the baseball and basketball teams.

A member of the local National Guard unit, Jimmy held the rank of T-4 (sergeant). He joined the National Guard March 18, 1948, and on July 21, he received a certificate of proficiency from Major Bryan, commanding officer of the food school which Sheppard attended at Camp Atterbury.

Aside from being a star athlete Jimmy was co-editor of the Huntsville high newspaper and an outstanding student. Huntsville Principal Jones has rated Jimmy as "one of the best students, in all respects, in the Huntsville high school." He had attended the Huntsville school for twelve years.

Survivors, besides the parents, include two sisters, Dorothy Sheppard of Muncie, and Mrs. Phillis Fields, of Modoc; and one brother, Robert, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Huntsville Methodist church in charge of Rev. Carl Wirey, with burial in the Huntsville cemetery.

The body was taken to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester and removed to the Rinard funeral home in Modoc Saturday morning. The body will be taken from the Rinard funeral home to the residence Sunday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 9, 1948

Retired Lynn Farmer Dies, Services Monday

William P. Rockhill, 92 years old, retired farmer, died at his home seven miles northwest of Lynn at 3:45 p. m. Friday. He had been ill several months.

A life long resident of Randolph county, he was known to his friends as Uncle Billie. He was a member of the New Liberty church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy Johnson of near Winchester; one grandson, Joseph Owens of Winchester; five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services for Mr. Rockhill will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p. m. in the New Liberty church near Lynn with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will in the New Liberty cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence northwest of Lynn after 7 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 9, 1948

Brother Of Deerfield Woman Is Killed In Wreck Near Portland

Portland, Ind., Oct. 9 - A Jay county youth was fatally injured and two others hurt Friday afternoon in an automobile accident north of Portland on state road 67.

William E. Dale, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dale, northeast of Bryant, died of a broken neck at 4:45 o'clock in an ambulance while being taken to the Jay County hospital.

Burrell and Robert Denney, brothers, also of near Bryant, suffered minor head injuries, cuts and bruises. They were treated at the hospital and their condition was reported as good.

Burrell Denney was driving the automobile and he lost control of it on a curve. It rolled over several times, landing in the ditch. All of the occupants were thrown out.

Besides the parents, young Dale is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Cletis Bollinger, of Deerfield, and Mrs. Wayne Clark, of Bryant, and three brothers, Fred, of Bryant, Lester, of Portland, and Leonard, of Redkey.

The body was removed to the Baird mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Harmon F. Hupe

Greenville - Harmon Frederick Hupe, 82, a well-known Greenville township farmer, died Thursday at his home east of here. There are over 50 immediate survivors including his wife, Sophia; three sons, Carl, of Dayton; Elmer, of near here, and Clarence, of near Ansonia; seven daughters, Mrs. Anna Rismiller, Mrs. Eileen Ring and Mrs. Clara Mergler, all of Dayton; Mrs. Carrie Beisner and Mrs. Florence Kruckeberg, both of route five; Mrs. Susan Lutz, Columbus, and Mrs. Lucy Stephens, of near Ansonia; 28 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: Sunday, 2 p. m. at St. John's Lutheran church. Burial: church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 11, 1948

Services Tuesday For Laura Covault, Union City Native

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Mrs. Laura Mabel Covault, 68, a native of Union City, who died Friday evening at the home of a sister, Mrs. George Jones, at 621 Gray avenue, Greenville, after a two-year illness.

Services will be held at the Zecher funeral home, Greenville, at 2 p. m. (CST) Tuesday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Dayton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Although Mrs. Covault was born and reared in Union City she had spent most of her life in Dayton. She moved to Greenville five years ago.

Surviving are one brother, Marshal Fleming, of Portland; the sister, Mrs. Jones, two nieces and one nephew.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 11, 1948

Rites Held For Albert Blain, U. C. Resident

Final rites for Albert Blain, 87-year-old retired caretaker, who died Saturday noon at the Randolph county home near Winchester, were held this afternoon at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Charles G. McCallister was in charge, with burial in Union City cemetery.

Mr. Blain had resided on North Howard street, Union City, prior to going to the county home over four weeks ago. His death followed a one-week serious illness.

A native of Canada, Mr. Blain was born in 1861 and later made his home in Michigan before coming to Union City about twenty years ago. For a number of years he had taken care of the house and grounds of the home of R. C. Schemmel on West Division street. He was a member of the Union City Christian church.

One grandson, Milo Blain, of Hastings, Mich., survives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 11, 1948

Mother Of Winchester Merchant Is Dead; Funeral At Cincinnati

Word was received here Saturday of the death of Mrs. Hannah Zalesberg [Zaltsberg] of Kokomo, Ind., mother of Louis Zalesberg, owner of the Winchester and Union City Boston stores.

Mrs. Zalesberg died at 2 p. m. Saturday in Kokomo after a six-year illness.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a. m. at the Wells funeral home in Cincinnati.

Surviving, other than the son, Louis, in Winchester, are another son, Moe, of Dayton, Ohio, and a daughter, Mrs. Aaron Goldridge of Garrett, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 11, 1948

Darke County Death - Harley Ketring

New Madison - Harley R. Ketring, 59, superintendent of the New Madison waterworks plant for the past 11 years, died suddenly Friday night from the effects of a heart attack. A prominent figure in business and civic affairs here, Mr. Ketring formerly operated a hardware store. He was a member of the board of trustees of Harrison township and had served on the New Madison council for eight years. Survivors: wife, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Pittsenbarger, Greenville; three sons, Herbert, also of Greenville; Charles, at home, and Fred, of New Madison. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 12, 1948

Services Held For Coletown Resident, Related Locally

Services were held this afternoon at the Coletown Congregational Christian church for Fred R. Ryan, 61, well-known Coletown resident, who died Saturday evening at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack. Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiated, with burial in Emanuel cemetery.

Mr. Ryan, a Darke county native, had spent most of his life in the Coletown community, operating a milk route there for 23 years. He also was well known in harness horse racing circles in western Ohio, having owned and raced a number of horses in recent years.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; one sister, Mrs. Ella Wise, of Union City, and a brother, Omer Ryan, of Greenville, route four.

[Raymond Fredus "Fred" Ryan.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 12, 1948

County Sheriff's Mother Dies At Union City Home

Mrs. Bertha Rosella Puterbaugh, 78, wife of A. C. Puterbaugh, a retired farmer, died at 1:30 a. m. today at her residence, 129 East North street, Union City, following a four-month serious illness from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was the mother of Lester D. (Boots) Puterbaugh, sheriff of Randolph county.

A native of Woodington, located southeast of Union City, she was born on March 11, 1870, the daughter of S. W. and Virginia C. Clay-Bennett. She received her education in Woodington schools and in 1893 was united in marriage to Mr. Puterbaugh in the Darke county village.

Mrs. Puterbaugh later moved with her husband to the Bartonia vicinity and then came to Union City in 1943. She was a member of the Woodington Christian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves three sons, Sheriff Lester D. Puterbaugh, of Winchester; Roscoe H. Puterbaugh, of Troy, O., and Paul W. Puterbaugh, of Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. R. H. Miller, Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Westfall, of Greenville, and a brother, Clifford Bennett, of Bay City, Mich. One brother and a sister are deceased.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at the Union City Church of the Brethren in charge of Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, assisted by Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Burial will be in the old Teegarden cemetery, near Elroy in Darke county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Henry L. Ilg

Greenville - Henry L. Ilg, 33-year-old Greenville veteran of World War II, died at University hospital, Columbus, Sunday evening after a two-year illness from leukemia. Survivors: wife, Peggy, and two young children, William Henry and Pamela Ann. Services: Wednesday, 2:30 p. m. Turpen-McKnight funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Sadie W. Jones

Greenville - Mrs. Sadie W. Jones, 68, wife of Robert Jones, died Sunday at her home here. Other survivors: one daughter, Mrs. Andy Rentz, Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Black, Dayton; five brothers, James, George, Harry, Harrison and Clyde Winn, all of here. Services: Thursday, 2:30 p. m. at the residence. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 13, 1948

Winchester Man Auto Crash Victim - Robert Ritchey Dies Tuesday Of Injuries

Another proposed fishing trip has ended in tragedy for a Randolph county family. Word was received in Winchester Wednesday of the Tuesday night death of Robert Ritchey 79, at St. Joseph's hospital in Marquette, Mich., as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

According to information received in Winchester Mr. Ritchey, his sons, Glen and Clint, and the latter's wife, Esther, were driving to a cottage at Big Bay, Mich., for a week's fishing when the accident occurred about five miles from Marquette. The Ritchey car, driven by Glen, and another automobile collided head-on, according to reports.

The elder Mr. Ritchey sustained a broken leg and body bruises and was suffering from shock, which apparently caused his death, relatives said. Mrs. Clint Ritchey also was reported suffering from head injuries and her condition was said to be serious. She is the former Esther Huffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Huffman of near Winchester. Len received cuts and bruises but is not regarded as seriously injured. Clint was not hurt. The injured were taken to the St. Joseph's hospital in Marquette.

Details of the accident were lacking and injuries to persons in the automobile which struck the Ritchey car were not known.

Guy, another son of Mr. Ritchey, was driving a party of friends to the Big Bay cottage and witnessed the accident according to reports.

The deceased Mr. Ritchey was born in Bedford county, Pa., and came to Winchester about thirty-eight years ago. He made his home at 422 North East street. He was a retired Anchor Hocking glass worker. Mrs. Ritchey preceded him in death on October 25, 1941.

Surviving are five sons, Clint, Glen, Guy, and Vern, all of Winchester, and Clair, of Logansport; one brother, Daniel of Everett, Pa., and 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The body will be brought to the Summers mortuary home in Winchester where funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Congregational Christian church in Winchester with Rev. Orville Woody officiating. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 13, 1948

Charles Baughman Stricken Suddenly; Services Thursday

Charles O. Baughman, 68, well known Brown township farmer and tobacco buyer, died suddenly Tuesday at his home on Ansonia, route one, from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. Baughman was a Brown township native and had spent his entire life on the farm where death occurred. He leaves a wife, Carrie; one daughter, Mrs. Esther Peck, Greenville, route five; a son, Howard Baughman, Versailles; three grandchildren, and a brother, Frank Baughman, Ansonia, route one.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia, with burial in Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 14, 1948

Wheeler Ashcraft Is Dead At Portland

Portland, Ind., Oct. 14 - Wheeler Ashcraft, 70, widely acquainted lawyer since he established an office here in 1909, died suddenly of a heart seizure Wednesday night at his country home, three miles southwest of here.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie McFarland Ashcraft; a daughter, Mrs. James Pike of California, and two sons, Wheeler Ashcraft, jr., of Salina Kas., and Hale Ashcraft of Greenville, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 14, 1948

Darke County Death - Timothy Dean Morton, 10-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otho Morton, of near Nashville, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after a short illness from pneumonia. Other survivors: grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morton, Greenville, route five, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Garbig, Ansonia, route one, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Emily Hartle, Ansonia route one. Services: Thursday, Beamsville Christian church. Burial: Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 14, 1948

Darke County Death - Mary Wiley

Braffetsville - Mrs. Mary Emma [White] Wiley, 58, wife of Ora Wiley, died Sunday at her home here. Services: Tuesday, New Madison. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 15, 1948

Rossburg Man Is Suicide Victim; Services Friday

Despondency over failing health today is blamed for the suicide of Henry Tegtmeyer, 65, who hanged himself Tuesday afternoon in the haymow of a barn adjoining his farm home, two and one-half miles northeast of Rossburg.

The verdict of suicide was returned by Dr. Charles Geckler, Greenville Deputy Darke county coroner, who was informed that Tegtmeyer had been in declining health for an extended period.

Services were held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at St. Paul's Lutheran church in North Star. Burial was in Ansonia cemetery.

Surviving are three sons and four daughters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Abraham Rinehart

New Madison - Abraham E. Rinehart, 72, died Tuesday at his home near here. He leaves a wife, two sons, three daughters, and one great-grandchild. Services: Friday 2 p. m., Castine Church of the Brethren. Burial: Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Harry C. Rice

Greenville - Harry C. Rice, 72, died Tuesday at the Ohio Masonic home in Springfield. He was born at Ithaca, and was formerly engaged in the lumber business at Versailles. In recent years he had lived at Gordon. Services: Thursday, Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 16, 1948

Former Union City Resident Succumbs At Chicago Hospital

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Dorothy Livengood, 56, former resident of Union City, which occurred Thursday morning at Mercy hospital in Chicago following a one-year serious illness.

She was the wife of Omer Livengood and they had lived in Union City for a number of years prior to making their residence in Chicago over 15 years ago.

At one time she was a member of the Union City Methodist church and Order of Eastern Star. During World War II she was active in war work for the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Hines hospital in Chicago.

Besides the husband, survivors include a brother-In-law, Ed Livengood, of Union City.

Services were held this afternoon at Chicago. The body was to be cremated and the ashes returned to Union City at a later date.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 16, 1948

County Native Succumbs Today At U. C. Home

Mrs. Mary Ruth Dicks, 44, of 2446 Abbey Circle, Warren, Ohio, died at 6 a. m. today at the home of a sister, Mrs. John Lucas, 815 North Union street, Union City, following a two-year illness. She was in a serious condition for the past two months.

A native of Randolph county, she was born on January 9, 1904, the daughter of Newton A. and Etta Vorhis-Pierce, and received her education in Trumbull county and was a member of the Methodist church.

Besides the husband, Daniel E. Dicks, she leaves one son, Robert Elden Dicks, of Warren, one daughter, Virginia Dicks, also of Warren; two sisters, Mrs. John Lucas, at whose home she died, and Mrs. William Russell, Ridgeville, route three, and one brother, D. F. Pierce, also of Ridgeville, route three.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City, where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Sunday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday afternoon with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Burial was made in the Reitenour cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 16, 1948

Darke County Death - Pvt. Robert Houdeshell

Arcanum - Full military burial has been arranged for Pvt. Robert E. Houdeshell, 30, son of Mrs. Hettie Houdeshell, of Arcanum, who died on April 30, 1945, while on duty on Mindoro island in the Philippines. His body is at the Siler funeral home in West Manchester where services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST). Burial will be in Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 18, 1948

Mother Of Local Businessman Dies

Mrs. Loura M. Center, 75, of South Bend, mother of J. F. Center, owner of Center's Hardware store in Union City, died Sunday at 10 p. m. at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, following a four-month illness from heart trouble.

Her husband, William F., preceded her in death in 1938. Besides the son, she leaves three daughters and two other sons. Tentative funeral services have been set for Wednesday morning at South Bend, with burial in the cemetery at Marshall, Ill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 18, 1948

Teegarden Burial

Services were held this afternoon at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia, for Mrs. Mary Anetta [Cox] Webber, 89, a resident of Ansonia for the past 65 years, who died at her home in the neighboring town Friday evening. Burial was made in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 18, 1948

Calvin Wasson, Retired Farmer, Dies Suddenly

Calvin A. Wasson, an 80-year-old retired farmer, died suddenly at 4 a. m. Sunday at his residence, 624 West Hickory street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born in the Springhill vicinity on May 4, 1868, the son of William S. and Susan Harless-Wasson. He received his education in Randolph county schools and in 1901 was united in marriage to Saloma Pepple at New Weston.

After being actively engaged in farming pursuits for many years, he moved with his wife into Union City during 1941. He was a member of the Church of God at Saratoga.

Besides the wife, he leaves five sons, William Roy and Elmer C. Wasson, both of Union City; Glenn E., of near Union City; Gail E., Washington, D. C., and Earl L., of Kansas City, Mo.; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Ingle, Union City, and a brother, Peter Wasson, of near Union City.

Final rites, in charge of Rev. R. O. Marsh, of Saratoga, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. The body has been removed to the Wasson residence where friends may call at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 18, 1948

Samuel A. Armstrong, Preacher And Teacher, Dies In Jay County

Portland, Ind., Oct. 18 - Rev. Samuel A. Armstrong, 84, prominent retired minister and school teacher, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home two miles east of Salamonia, Sunday night.

Ordained in the Christian church, Rev. Mr. Armstong had not been actively associated with a church as a pastor for a number of years, but he was frequently called upon to officiate at weddings and funerals.

His wife, the former Sarena Ann Woten, preceded him in death May 7, 1943. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Bickel of near Ansonia, O., and Mrs. Alva Bibler of Noble township in Jay county; one son, Russel I. Armstrong of three miles southeast of Portland; two sisters, Miss Alice E. Armstrong and Mrs. Emma Whitacre, both of east of Salamonia; five granddaughters, and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the West Walnut Street Church of Christ in Portland, with Rev. A. N. Shockney of Tuscola, Ill., officiating. Rev. Shockney will be assisted by Rev. O. S. Bennett and Rev. Marshall Weaver. Burial will be in Green Mound cemetery at Fort Recovery, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Ira J. Detling Passes Away At U. C. Hospitalized

Death claimed Ira J. Detling, 79, of 321 Gray avenue, Greenville, at 5:30 p. m. Monday in the Union City hospital following a one-month illness.

Mr. Detling, a retired farmer, had spent most of his life in Brown township near Ansonia, and was a member of the Ansonia Christian church. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Detling.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Teegarden, of Union City and Mrs. Walter Starbuck, Anderson, and Mrs. Russell Robbins, Greenville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Gus Detling, Ansonia, and William Detling, of Anderson.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Mabel Passmore Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Mabel C. Passmore, 54-year-old wife of William Passmore, an employe of Brierly's bakery, passed away at 3 a. m. today at her residence, 353 South State Line street, Union City, following a several weeks' serious illness from heart trouble. She had been in failing health for nearly the past four years.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born at the family homestead near Teegarden church on June 16, 1894, the daughter of Henry E. and Mary M. Amspaugh-Moyer.

She received her education in the Tobin school, northeast of Union City, and in 1913 was united in marriage with Mr. Passmore at the Union City Christian church, of which she was a member. They came from the country to make their home in Union City the same year they were married.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Dr. Gail O. Passmore and Keith Passmore, both of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Wampler and Mrs. Galen McCracken, also of Union City, and five grandchildren.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 2:30 p. m Wednesday.

Last rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. Charles G. McCallister officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Annie Ehrhart

Versailles - Mrs. Annie Ehrhart, 71, widow of Carl Ehrhart, former Versailles mayor, died Friday at her home here. Services: Sunday, Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

[Rachel Ann Finkbone was her maiden name.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Louise W. Mikesell

Hollansburg - Mrs. Louise W. [Whitman] Mikesell, 82, of Hollansburg, died Friday at the county infirmary. Survivors: several cousins. Services: Greenville, Monday. Burial: Hollansburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Darke County Death - John Kirkpatrick

Greenville - John (Casey) Kirkpatrick, 52, died Saturday at his home here. His wife, Georgia, is the only immediate survivor. Services: Tuesday, here, Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Orpha J. Cain

Greenville - Services were held today in Greenville for Mrs. Orpha J. [Seman] Cain, 64, wife of William J. Cain, who died Saturday at her home here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Darke County Death - George Fashner

Bradford - George Fashner, 58, well-known Bradford businessman, dropped dead Monday in a local business establishment. Survivors: wife, Josephine; two daughters, and several brother and sisters. Services: in charge of Miller Brother Funeral home. [Burial was made in the Harris Creek Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 21.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 20, 1948

Two Anchor Hocking Men Killed in 'Flash' Fire - Gas Is Ignited In Producing Department, Searing Room, Bodies

Two Anchor Hocking employees were killed shortly before 3 a. m. Wednesday in a "flash fire" which seared the artificial gas producing room at the Winchester glass plant.

They were William J. (Jack) Lynch, 56, foreman of the mix and melt department, and William S. (Rocky) Moore, 28, producer operator.

Cause of the fire was not officially known at noon today, but Charles Field, personnel manager, said that local Anchor Hocking officials "are conducting a thorough investigation."

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, said his verdict was "death due to accidental burns."

Both men were dead when removed from the producer room by C. R. Partridge, 608 North West street and William Hawley, Clark apartments, 125 North Main street, according to their signed testimony to Dr. Painter.

Mr. Lynch had been employed at Anchor Hocking for eight years. He lived on a small farm five miles northeast of Saratoga.

Mr. Moore, whose address was Poplar Bluff, Mo., began his employment with the glass factory last August 16. he lived at the Mrs. Ora Brown residence on North Meridian street, Winchester.

The body of Mr. Lynch was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home; Mr. Moore's to Summers.

Partridge and Hawley, workers in the nearby blow room, said the factory fire siren sounded at 2:35 a. m. A boy "came up and told us there was a man in the producer room." Water on the fire, they said, made so much steam "we couldn't see, so we had the water cut and went in.

"We found a man about three feet from the producer on the second floor. When we got him out we noticed another body lying about 12 feet from the first body."

Both men were dead when their bodies were removed, they said.

Each reported that the fire had been burning about 20 minutes to a half hour when the bodies were discovered.

The producer is used to manufacture artificial gas, which when needed is mixed with natural gas to avoid glass factory shutdowns.

The room is located toward the east end of the plant on the south side, south of the batch room and east of the tanks, Dr. Painter said.

It was reported that the producing system was leaking and that Lynch and Moore were making repairs.

Conjecture has it then that from an unknown cause the leaking gas became ignited, causing a flash fire which seared the room and the bodies of Mr. Lynch and Mr. Moore.

According to Dr. Painter, Junior LeDoux, working below in an ash pit, saw the flames and started squirting water. Cleo Landess, the coroner said, also attempted to put out the fire with an extinguisher, as did a Mr. Stringer and others.

The flames finally were extinguished by the Anchor Hocking fire brigade and the Winchester fire department, the latter receiving the alarm at 2:45 a. m.

When the bodies of the two men were discovered in the steam-filled room, Lynch was lying with his face in a metal porthole, apparently, Dr. Painter said, trying to get air. Moore's face was covered with a handkerchief and he apparently had been trying to get out a window.

Mr. Lynch was born on August 12, 1892 in Yadkin county, North Carolina, and was married to Jessie (Creamer) Lynch, who survives.

Other survivors include a step-daughter, Idella Fraze of near Union City; a stepson, Robert Shane of Anderson; four brothers, Luther and Homer of Winston Salem, N. C., Dallas of High Point, N. C., and Harvey of Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. O. R. Hoots and Miss Mattie Lynch, both of Winston Salem, N. C., and the mother, Mrs. Martha Lynch of Winston Salem, N. C.

He is a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist church.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester to the residence, five miles northeast of Saratoga, where friends may call after 3 p. m. Thursday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services for William J. Lynch, 56, were held on Friday afternoon at the Saratoga EUB church with Rev. Chester Grace in charge. Burial was made in the Saratoga cemetery.]

[The body of William S. Moore, 28, was shipped Friday morning from the Summers funeral home in Winchester to the Phelps mortuary in Poplar Bluff, Mo., where last rites and burial were held.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 20, 1948

George Johnson, Former Lynn Resident, Dead

George Merle Johnson, age 54, died at his home in Richmond at noon today after an illness of several months.

Mr. Johnson was a former resident of the Lynn community.

Surviving are the widow, Ruth; two sons, Robert of Richmond and George Merle, jr., at home; one daughter, Johanna Johnson, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Bookout of Muncie, and Mrs. Hilda Shade of Saginaw, Mich.; one brother, James of Lynn, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Wilbur Thorn in charge. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 21, 1948

Former Lynn Resident Dies Tuesday Night In Winchester Hospital

Norman E. Lewis former Lynn resident, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Tuesday night after several months illness.

He resided at the Rex hotel in Richmond and was employed by the Kenny Wholesale Grocers corporation. He was a member of the Lynn Masonic lodge and the Knights Templar.

Surviving include one sister, Mrs. Bessie Davis of Richmond; two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 21, 1948

Laura M. Bullens Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Laura Mae Bullens, wife of Less Bullens of Winchester, died at 3:30 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital following a short illness.

In addition to the husband she is survived by five sons, Robert of California, William of Kentucky, and Wilbur, Delbert and Ernest, all of Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Jenkins of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Artie Riley of Kentucky.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester where friends may call after 7 p. m. Wednesday.

Last rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Friday by Rev. Orville Woody. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 22, 1948

Death Claims Carrie Shugars, U. C. Resident

Mrs. Carrie Pearl Shugars, 71, of North Columbia street, Union City, died at 1:50 a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. V. Harrison, 416 Thompson street, Winchester, following a three-week illness from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was the wife of Elmer Shugars, a retired grocery clerk, and had been in a serious condition for the last week.

She was born in Centerville, Ind., on November 10, 1876, the daughter of Thomas L. and Sarah Dowbs-Eva, and received her education in Centerville schools.

In 1897 she came to Union City and with her mother opened a millinery shop in the present John McClintock business establishment on North Columbia street. She later retired from the business and was married to Mr. Shugars in Richmond on November 11, 1900.

Mrs. Shugars was a member of the Union City Christian church and formerly belonged to the Ladies Aid and Friendship class of the church.

Besides the husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. H. F. Johnson, Indianapolis; Mrs. C. K. Benbow, Dayton, and Mrs. H. V. Harrison, at whose home she died, and six grandchildren. One daughter, Mary Esther Reynolds, preceded her in death.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Saturday.

Final rites in charge of Rev. Charles G. McCallister, will be conducted on Monday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 22, 1948

Services Friday For Lifelong County Resident

Marion Cantrill, 91, lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 11:10 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of his son, George, seven miles north of Farmland.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Hopewell church and burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Cantrill had lived on the farm where he died for 81 years.

Besides the son, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Kennedy, of Winchester; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Paul N. Young

Greenville - A verdict of suicide has been returned by Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, in the death of Paul Nathan Young, 53, whose body was found Tuesday in a garage at the rear of his home by his eight-year-old daughter, Anne Marguerite. Garage doors were tightly closed and the ignition on Young's car was still turned on. Death was attributed to carbon monoxide fumes from the auto's exhaust. Young is said to have been despondent over failing health and the recent death of his father, John A. Young. A resident of Greenville since 1936, Young leaves a wife, Elizabeth; the one daughter, and two sisters. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Greensburg, Pa.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Mary Jo McVay

Greenville - Mary Jo McVay, 13-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McVay of Greenville, died Tuesday night at Wayne hospital. The child was ill only 14 hours from an intestinal ailment. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Nellie Frankman

Versailles - Mrs. Nellie J. [Shank] Frankman, 85, wife of E. G. Frankman, retired Versailles clothing merchant, died Tuesday at the Sawyer sanitarium in Marion, O. following a long illness. Services: Friday, Versailles. Burial: Woodland cemetery, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Maggie Bashore

Gettysburg - Mrs. Maggie Bashore, 69, widow of J. W. Bashore, died Tuesday at her home three miles north of Gettysburg. She had spent her entire life in this vicinity. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 23, 1948

Death Claims Garcia Snell Near Union City

Mrs. Garcia Snell, 63, wife of Elmer Snell, an employe of the West Side elevator in Greenville, died today at 6 a. m. at her home six miles south and two miles east of Union City on Greenville route four. She had been ill for the past four years from heart trouble.

A lifelong resident of Washington township, she was born on April 24, 1885, the daughter of B. F. and Ida M. Creviston Skidmore. She received her education in Washington township schools and was married to Mr. Snell on December 24, 1907 at her parent's residence.

She was a member of the Carnahan Church of Christ and the Greenville Quilt club, and also wrote poetry and music.

Besides her husband she leaves one son, George W. of Dayton; a daughter, Velma Drew, of Washington township; three brothers, O. A. Skidmore, Union City route four, Robert, of Greenville, and John C. of Ansonia; one sister, Delsie Brock of Pleasant Lake, Ind.

Final rites will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. R. S. Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in Sharpeye cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 23, 1948

Report Union City Man Is Victim Of Drowning

A telegram received in Union City Friday disclosed that John Herman Beanblossom, 39, of 812 Central avenue, Union City, was drowned while on a fishing and hunting trip at Lynch Lake and Black River, located 30 miles from Clolonge, Quebec, Canada.

The telegram, sent to the Woodbury and Sons Machine shop, east Elm street, and received by Darrell Woodbury, stated: "Herman Beanblossom drowned. Body has not yet been found." The message was sent by a Canadian game warden.

Details today remained meager because no other word of the accident had been received in Union City at press time. Relatives, however, sent a telegram to the game warden last night seeking additional information.

Mr. Beanblossom, together with his wife and a son, Duane, had gone to Canada three weeks ago with Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Woodbury and son, Ted, of Union City; George Caupp, of Cosmos, and Mrs. Beanblossom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Shaffer, of West Manchester. Mr. Caupp, however, returned to his home a few days ago.

They were staying at a wooded section near the lake, which is 14 miles in length.

Two other sons of Mr. and Mrs. Beanblossom, Harold, age 14, and Junior, 13, remained at the family home. Albert Beanblossom, of Union City, route four, a brother of the accident victim, has been taking care of the two children.

Mr. Beanblossom was a trucker and automobile mechanic, having done much of the latter work at his home.

He was born in January, 1909 near Greenville and received his education in Greenville public schools. He had spent his entire life in the Greenville community until moving to Union City about 13 years ago.

Besides the wife, Mary Shaffer-Beanblossom, and three children, he leaves three brothers, Oscar and Albert, of Union City, route four, and Everett, Greenville, rural route, and three sisters, Mrs. Orville L. [Geraldine] Lyme, of south of Union City; Mrs. Clarence A. Shimp, Greenville, route two, and Mrs. William W. Townsend, New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 25, 1948

Marjorie Jellison Dies Suddenly In Tennessee; Body To Winchester

Relatives in Randolph county have received word of the sudden death of Mrs. Marjorie Jellison, 37, of Sparta, Tenn., Sunday.

The body will be returned to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester. Services will be announced later.

Surviving is the mother, Mrs. Rose Fowble of West Manchester, Ohio; one son, Joe Deanne Jellison; two brothers, Albert Young of Dayton, Ohio, and Charles Young of Hollywood, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Fields of Ridgeville, and Miss Evelyn Young of Texas. Mrs. Floyd Falls of Winchester is an aunt.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 25, 1948

Darke County Death - George Dill-Hunter

Greenville - George Dill, 77, well-known retired county farmer, died Friday at his home east of here. Survivors: wife, Ella; a brother, and two sisters. Services: Monday, Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 25, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Tollie Ruh

Ansonia - Mrs. Tollie Ruh, 84, widow of George Ruh, died Saturday at her home here. She had lived in Ansonia for the past 65 years and was a lifelong county resident. Survivors: three sons and one daughter. Services: residence, 2 p. m. Tuesday. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

[Her given maiden name was Florence Elizabeth Henning]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 25, 1948

Darke County Death - Elihu Emrick

Greenville - Elihu R. Emrick, 75, of here, died Friday at the Cambridge state hospital at Cambridge, O., where he had been under medical care since November of 1945. Services: in Greenville. His wife Cora B., died in 1938.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 25, 1948

Darke County Death - Hugh (Pat) Wogaman

Bradford - Hugh (Pat) Wogaman, 40, died Thursday night at his home here. Survivors: wife, Opal; two children; his parents, and a brother. Services: Sunday. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Funeral Services Wednesday For Joseph W. Oda

Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville for Joseph W. Oda, 84, who died Sunday at the home of a son, Calvin, two miles east of Hillgrove, after an extended illness. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate, with burial in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Oda, who had spent his entire life in Darke county, operated a farm one mile north of Coletown until his health failed. He resided in the Coletown vicinity for over 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; the one son, Calvin; two daughters, Mrs. William Coats, of Union City, and Mrs. John Baker, Greenville; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ed Oda, of Piqua.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Piqua Man Killed In County Wreck

One Darke county traffic fatality was among at least 19 violent deaths reported in Ohio over the weekend.

Victim of the Darke county accident was Edward Bunch, 28, of Piqua, who was instantly killed Sunday when a truck he was driving skidded and overturned on a side road running into state route 71, two miles east of Painter Creek.

Frank Green, 34, of near Bradford, a passenger in the truck, escaped with minor cuts and bruises.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Long Illness Is Fatal To Aged County Woman

Mrs. Catherine Adaline Netzley, 82, widow of George Netzley, a retired farmer, died Monday evening at 11:30 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marshall Aukerman, west of Union City on Winchester, Route four, following a five-year illness from senility. Her condition was serious since June 10.

A native of Piqua, O., she was born on June 19, 1866, the daughter of John and Nancy Brannock-Brooks. She came to the Union City community with her parents at the age of three and received her education in the old Flory school in Jackson, Ohio, township. On April 16, 1885 at Greenville she was married to Mr. Netzley, whose death occurred in 1929. Mrs. Netzley was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Aukerman, at whose home she died; Effie K. Netzley, west of Union City, and Mrs. Arthur Dodge, Defiance, O.; two sons, William, of Richmond, and Paul B., of Marton, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Augustus Brooks, of Union City. Seven brothers and sisters are deceased.

The body will be removed from Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the Aukerman residence where friends may call after 2 p. m. Wednesday.

Funeral services, in charge of Rev. D. G. Berkebile, will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the church cemetery, located north of Union City on State Line road.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Nora Penery Dies Following Short Illness

Mrs. Nora S. Penery, age 74, died at her home in Farmland around 5 a. m. Monday after a short illness.

She was the widow of the late Ira C. Penery and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Cleon Luellen of Economy, and two sons, by a former marriage, James Snyder of Farmland, and Chester Snyder of Michigan; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 28, 1948

Polio Is Fatal To McKinley School Senior

Kenneth Huston, jr., 17-year-old McKinley high school senior student, died at 11:20 a. m. Thursday at Ball Memorial hospital, Muncie.

Death was due to poliomyelitis - infantile paralysis.

He had been taken to the Muncie hospital October 3.

Kenneth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Huston, sr., two and one-half miles northeast of Winchester, was regarded as an outstanding student and athlete at McKinley and his athletic ability was recognized throughout Randolph county.

For three years he had been a member of the McKinley basketball varsity and last season he was high point man for the Presidents, one of the higher scorers in the Big 18 and was chosen on the sectional all-star team.

Surviving are the parents and a sister.

The body will be returned to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester.

[Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at the Winchester Methodist church. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Lillie Brumbaugh

Greenville - Mrs. Lillie Mary Brumbaugh, 78, widow of Charles W. Brumbaugh, Greenville city mail carrier, died Tuesday at her home here. Survivors: two sons, Harry and Robert, both of here, and two daughters, Mrs. Inez Stephens and Mrs. Mary Katherine Printz, both of Springfield. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 29, 1948

Rites Saturday For Boy Crushed To Death Under Wheel Of Truck

Final rites for Jonas Carl Clark, five-year-old son of Carl B. and Eva Ross-Clark, who was crushed to death late Thursday morning under a wheel of his father's truck, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rev. George Wiegand will officiate, with burial in Snell cemetery, east of Hillgrove. Friends may call at the funeral home.

The boy was caught under a wheel of the truck on the family farm residence, two miles west of Union City on route four, while the father was spreading lime on a field.

Dr. William Dininger, acting Randolph county coroner, said death was accidental. Death was attributed to a crushed skull.

While the father was spreading lime on the field, just back of the residence, the boy evidently left the front porch of the residence and climbed onto the back of the truck without the knowledge of his father.

The death was reported to have been caused bu a tragic mistake. Mrs. Clark thought that her husband in the field was looking after the child and Mr. Clark thought the child was in the yard.

It was only after Mr. Clark had returned to the house that he found the child was not there. After a brief search, he found the child's body in the field.

He said he did not know he had struck the child.

The Clarks moved to their present home about four years ago from Cincinnati.

Surviving, other than the parents, are two sisters, Bertha Lee and Yvonne; one brother, Ralph Edward, all at home; a paternal grandfather, Floyd Clark, of Union City, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Ross, of Revelow, Ky.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 29, 1948

Myrtle Sharp Passes Away At U. C. Hospital

Mrs. Myrtle Eva Sharp, 76-year-old wife of Samuel F. Sharp, 366 North State Line street, Union City, died Thursday at 3:45 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a one-week serious illness from heart trouble.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born in Jackson, Ind., township on August 20, 1872, the daughter of George and Emmaline Walker-Sutton. She received her education in Jackson township schools and was first married to William DeBolt, who passed away in 1934. Her marriage to Mr. Sharp took place in 1935. Mrs. Sharp had moved into Union City from Jackson township 50 years ago and was a member of the Christian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Study, of Portland, route one; four sons, William and Donald DeBolt, of Vallejo, Calif.; Paul, of San Francisco, and Ralph, of Oroville, Calif.; one step-son, Fern Sharp, Dayton, and one step-daughter, Mrs. A. C. McGreevey, Greenville, route four. One son preceded her in death.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be made in Lisbon cemetery.

[Funeral service was changed from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon. Change was made because of the delayed arrival of two sons from California.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Rev. Bowman Hostetler

Greenville - Rev. Bowman Hostetler, 86, retired Church of Christ minister and evangelist, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital here. He had been active in the ministry for over 60 years and at one time was pastor of the Greenville Church of Christ. Survivors: wife, Madora; one son, M. D. Hostetler, of Massilon, and a daughter, Mrs. Elvin Murphy, Greenville, route three. Services: Friday, here. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Pfc. Bunger

Arcanum - Services will be held at the Hoffman funeral home on East South street Saturday at 2 p. m. for Pfc. William C. Bunger, 36, formerly of here, who was killed in action in Germany in February, 1945. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Survivors: wife, Twila, of near Hollansburg; three young children; one sister, Mrs. Hester Lacey, of here, and three brothers, Harold, Greenville route four; Chester, Bradford, and Herschel, of Arcanum.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 30, 1948

Michael O'Donnel Dies At Harrisville; Graveside Rites Monday

Michael Leroy O'Donnel, one month old son of Mrs. Leota O'Donnel, passed away at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jordan in Harrisville, at 2 p. m. today.

Graveside services for the infant will be held at 10 a. m. Monday at the Elwood cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 30, 1948

Darke County Death - Caroline Knoll

Greenville - Mrs. Caroline (Callie) Knoll, 72, was found dead Wednesday afternoon in her home by a neighbor. Death was attributed to a heart attack. She had been dead one hour before her body was found. She was a member of the Coletown Congregational Christian church and was a lifelong county resident. Survivors: husband, Warden; one son, Eugene, Dayton; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren a sister, Mrs. L. H. Gentner, of Gordon, and two brothers, James Dixon, Greenville, route three, and Ray Dixon, of here. Services: Saturday, here, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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