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Bernadette Murphy PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:33 PM

Bernadette MurphyBernadette I. Murphy, 84, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away at her home on July 15, 2014. She was born August 28, 1929, in Buffalo, New York, to the late George and Isabelle (Murphy) Cooley.  

Bernadette was a wife, mother, homemaker, journalist, crafts person, mid-life college graduate, Catholic and Irish to the core. Bernadette was proud to have graduated Suma Cum Laude as an adult student from Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Maryland. She also attended St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers. She is survived by her husband of over sixty-five years, Lawrence Murphy, whom she married on August 7, 1948.

 
Larie Conner PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:32 PM

Larie Conner Larie J. Conner, 75, of 36873 Greenbrier Road, Graysville, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home following injuries received in a tractor accident. He was born at Livingston, Tennessee on September 3, 1938, a son of the late Johnnie and Bithia Phillips Conner.

He was a farmer and a retired steelworker for the Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio. He attended the Graysville Church of Christ, Graysville. Larie was an avid outdoorsman, Little League coach, coon hunter, and was a founding member of the Antioch E-Squad, Antioch, Ohio.

 
Paul Crum PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:30 PM

Paul Crum Paul G. Crum, 92, of 36796 County Road 2 East, Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield. He was born near Caldwell, on June 17, 1922, a son of the late John and Agnes Schockling Crum.

Paul was a farmer and a retired maintenance carpenter for the Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, Ohio where he was a member of the St. Francis Society. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Walter and Andrew Crum. Two sisters: Leona Hohman and Lucy Kress. A daughter-in-law, Robin Crum.

 
Ruth Roset PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:29 PM

Ruth Thelma Roset, 75, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, formerly of Smithfield, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord July 13, 2014. She was born Aug. 17, 1939, the daughter of the late Donald Leroy Compston and the late Ruth Virginia (Neely) Compston.

She had a giving heart to anyone in need and a huge believer in faith and prayer. She was a loyal contributor to charitable organizations including the 700 Club and Trinity Broadcasting Network. She was  a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a devoted friend to many. She was always there if you needed someone to talk to, sound advice or a shoulder to cry on. This world is a much sadder place without her, but heaven received an angel who truly had a heart of gold.

 
Dale Blackstone PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:27 PM

Dale Blackstone Bernard Dale Blackstone, 71,  of Lewisville, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2014, while doing what he loved: Bush hogging on the farm in Lewisville. He was born April 19, 1943, in Monroe County, Ohio, to the late John and Mildred Blackstone.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one grandson, Darren Stimpert; son-in-law, Randy Stimpert; two sisters, Mary (John) Sheets and Darlene Liston; two brothers, Virgil and Frank Blackstone.

Dale is survived by his wife of fifty-one years; Hilda (Pittman) Blackstone; children, Tammey (Steve) Gordon of Woodsfield, Timmy Blackstone of Lewisville, Jody Stimpert (Troy Baker) of Woodsfield, Vickie (Randy) Blaney of Lewisville, and John (Shelly) Blackstone of Lewisville, five brothers; Vernon (Cora) Blackstone of Lewisville, Donald (Hazel) Blackstone of Wadsworth, Ohio, Francis (Judy) Blackstone of Lewisville, David (Niki) Blackstone of Lewisville, Patrick (Aleta) Blackstone of Lewisville, a sister-in-law; Wanda Blackstone of Lewisville, brother-in-law; Dick Liston of Columbus; and also Lewis Hill of Woodsfield. Surviving grandchildren; Sheena (Hill) (John) Robbins, Lewis (Susan) Hill, Mandi Blaney Trenton, Dylan, Dalton, and Bentley Blackstone, Melissa and Melanie Stimpert and Dylan Baker and two great-grandsons; Kyle Robbins and Jasper Hill. Dale was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his third great-grandson. 

 
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