RICHARD L. BUSSA, 67
Faith turned to certainty Wednesday, January 29, 2014, with the passing of Richard Lawrence Bussa of Minford. Preceding Richard, the fifth child born to the late Chester and Minnie Welch Bussa of Friendship, were his son, Robb C. Bussa in 2004, and a brother, Chester Bussa.
He was a member of Madison Missionary Baptist Church and was a sports writer for the Community Common. Richard was a Gideon and on the Board of the Ohio Bible Conference (Mt. Hope Bible Camp, Otway, Ohio), song leader and former Deacon of his church.
Surviving Richard are his wife, Marjory (Lodwick) Bussa of Minford; two daughters, Evelyn (Bussa) Burchett and her husband Mark Burchett of Minford and Stephanie (Bussa) Loughman and her husband Cary Loughman of Newark; eight grandchildren, Alex, Danni, Jacob, Joseph, Sammy and Emily Loughman of Newark along with Nathanial and Elayna Burchett of Minford; one brother, Don and Geneva Bussa of Circleville; two sisters, Doris (Bussa) and Jack Born of Circleville and Patricia (Bussa) and Dale Humphrey of Circleville; a god-daughter, Tracy Ison of Minford; two god-grandchildren, Sean and Shelby Ison of Minford. A number of loved nieces and nephews also survive, along with a number of close friends and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, at Madison Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Hagen and Pastor Stephen Curry officiating. Burial will be at Friendship Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Mt. Hope Bible Camp, 3162 Mt. Hope Road, Otway, OH 45657 or Gideons International or SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.
Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.