Avenell Y. Counts

Counts Avenell Y. "Ava" Counts, age 79, of Ashville, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on July 20, 1933 in Point Pleasant, WV to the late Irvin and Vonceil (Flint) Martin. Ava retired after 32 years at General Motors in Columbus, then was a volunteer at CAPA in Columbus for 10 plus years as an usher. A member of U.A.W. 969 in Columbus and always looked forward to the Tues. Dinner with Retiree's at O'Charley's on Georgesville Rd.. She enjoyed country music, and loved spending time with her family and friends, especially family reunions. Survived by her husband, H. Roger Counts; daughters, Linda (John) Corbett of Columbus and Tammy Sunday of Ashville; grandchildren, Misty Baxter (Kristy Ellis), Rodney Jude (Wendi Doyle), Roger Alan Sunday, and Tiffany Sunday; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Jude, Dakota Baxter-Ellis, and Nikki Tipton; sisters and brothers, Thelma (Ralph) Baker of Bidwell, Dolly (Shirl) Nibert of Gallipolis Ferry, WV., Charles Irvin (Wilma Jean) Martin of Gallipolis Ferry, WV., Garland (Sharon) Martin of Ashville, Archie (Theresa) Martin of Gallipolis Ferry, WV., Judy Fiddler of Grove City, and Robert (Debbie) Martin of Grove City; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Funeral Service 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the OLIVER-CHEEK FUNERAL HOME, 420 W. Main St. Ashville, OH with Rev. Frank Waters officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Memorial Gardens, Circleville. Calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice for their care given to Ava. For those who wish memorials may be made to Vitas Foundation, 3325 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 500, Hollywood, FL 33021.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 7, 2013