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Waugh, William Franklin  
William Franklin Waugh MARION: William Franklin Waugh, age 63, of Marion passed away late Tuesday morning at Marion General Hospital. The Hughes-Allen Funeral Home has been entrusted to assist his family with the arrangements.
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Published in the Marion Star on Jan. 22, 2015
Williamson, Jack Roy  
Jack Roy Williamson MOUNT GILEAD: Jack Roy Williamson "Grandpa Jack", age 79 of Mount Gilead, was called home Sunday, January 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family during a brief stay at Bennington Glenn Nursing Home, following complications due to a stroke. Jack was born on December 14, 1935 in Flint, Michigan to the late Theron and Kay (Sharrard) Williamson. Jack graduated from Cardington Lincoln High School. He also served in the United States Army and was employed by HPM, Marion Power Shovel, Peabody Galion, Flexible, and for the State of Ohio. He was a Draftsman/Engineer. Jack was also on the Morrow County Fire Department and EMS and was one of the first original members when it was formed. Jacked enjoyed woodworking and making various things to give to children and others. Jack enjoyed playing church softball, umpiring, and coaching his granddaughter's t-ball team. There was not a sporting event that Jack missed. Jack was an active member of the Mount Gilead Church of Christ on Park Avenue and helped build it along with other members. He previously served as a deacon in the church. He had a great love for the youth of the church and helped them anonymously. He had a great general concerns for people especially when they were going through difficult times. In addition, he invited everyone he met to come and visit the church. Jack enjoyed the visits by the many friends that stopped by to join him on his porch swing. Jack is survived by two sons: Scott (Donna) Williamson of Alaska and Rob (Sandi) Williamson of Mt. Gilead; grandchildren: Danielle and Heather Williamson, and Krista (Ken) Doctolero; great-grand daughter, Makenna Doctolero; brother, Fred (Barb) Williamson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Theron and Kay (Sharrard) Williamson. The family wishes to acknowledge the many lives he touched and who touched his. We are grateful for your words of inspiration, love, support, and prayers before and during this difficult time. We would especially like to thank Minister Doug and Kay Bryan, Stan Morries, Butch Brown, and his extended family at the Mount Gilead Church of Christ for their assistance to the family before and during his illness. Friends may call on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM. Pastor Doug Bryan will officiate and the burial will follow in the Fulton Cemetery. Full military honors will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jack's honor to the Mount Gilead Church of Christ and Wounded Warrior. Those wishing to share a memory of Jack or to express a condolence to the Williamson family may do so by visiting
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Published in the Marion Star from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2015
Wise Sr., Harold Lorenzo  
Harold Lorenzo Wise, Sr. EDENTON, NC: Harold Lorenzo Wise, Sr., 89, of Edenton, NC, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Vintage Inn, Williamston, NC. Mr. Wise was born in Marion, OH on July 9, 1925, and was the son of the late Merle and Mable Wise. He joined the U.S. Navy serving for over 26 years and was a veteran of WW II, the Korean War and Vietnam and worked in the U.S. Customs Service. While in the Navy he served and photographed three U.S. Presidents and was assigned to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara during the Cuban missile crises supplying the intelligence photographs for President Kennedy. He was asked to be Jackie Kennedy's White House photographer but turned it down because of his commitment to his family and five children at home. Mr. Wise was also active as part of a lay ministry team traveling across the United States presenting seminars on witnessing to church groups, and was a member of the Snug Harbor Community Church in Hertford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Muriel and Charles Howser of Marion, OH. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Linda Warren Wise; a son, Harold L Wise, Jr. and wife, Arliss of Greenville, a son, Steve Wise and wife, Diana of Kill Devil Hills, a son, Greg Wise and wife, Cindy of Kill Devil Hills, a daughter, Susanna Parks and husband, John of Severna Park, MD, a son, David Wise of Kill Devil Hills; a granddaughter, Jamie James and husband, Hosea, a granddaughter, Jeri Wise, a grandson, Sean Wise and wife, Kelly, a granddaughter, Rebecca Hubley and husband, Kevin, a grandson, John Parks and wife, Chrissy, a grandson, Paul Parks, a grandson, Jason Wise; and six great-grandchildren, Kiana, Kaila, Joshua, Isaiah, Parker, and Mahala. He is also survived by a niece, Marilyn Lawrence and a nephew, Robert Howser both of Marion, OH. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, by the Rev. Greg Wise, son of the deceased. Burial with military honors will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC. Friends may join the family Friday in the funeral home the hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SAIL Ministries, or to Hukilau Surf Camp, both at 105 John Cabot Court, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Online condolences may be made by visiting
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Published in the The Marion Star on Jan. 21, 2015
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