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Jennifer Draper
Millfield Jennifer Lynn Draper, age 40 of Millfield, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1981 in Athens, she is the daughter of Jerry Arthur Draper and Jeanette Ilene Carsey Draper of Millfield. A 2000 graduate of Athens High School she was employed has a hairdresser... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Dec. 1, 2021.
Shirley Kirkendall
Athens Shirley Hunter Kirkendall, 83, of Athens, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born May 22, 1938, in Vinton County, she was the daughter of the late James W and Opal Mason Hunter. Shirley worked in retail for 35 years retiring in 1999 from Dunkin... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Dec. 1, 2021.
Larry Pratt
Athens Larry Alanson Pratt, 79, Athens, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 27, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born April 24, 1942, in Athens County, he was the son of the late James and Flora Morgan Pratt. Larry was a 1960 graduate of Shade High School, and had worked at Abex... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Dec. 1, 2021.
Kathryn VanDyke
Albany Kathryn Marie (Pickett) VanDyke, 97, of Albany, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at home. Born at home in Hamley Run, Athens County, Feb. 5, 1924, to the late Thomas Pickett and Carrie Dowler Pickett Derrington. She was also preceded in death by Joe Derrington. Kathryn... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Dec. 1, 2021.
Debbie Warren
Logan Debbie R. Warren, age 53, of Logan, Ohio, passed away Nov. 28, 2021 She was born Nov. 21, 1968 in Yuma, Arizona. Surviving are her husband of 33 years, David Warren; two brothers; and children, Devona Warren, David (Amanda) Warren II and their children, Paitynn, Blake, Isaac... Read More
Brown Funeral Home - Murray City
Published in The Athens Messenger from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Michael Williams
Pittsboro Michael Williams died on Nov. 25, 2021, in a single motor vehicle accident near his home in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Born on Sept. 2, 1965, in Stuttgart, Germany he was the son of and preceded in death by Ronald G. Williams and Sofia (Daichendt) Williams. He was a graduate... Read More
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, Griffin Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Dec. 1, 2021.
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Michele Childs
Columbus Michele Nadine Childs (nee McMannis), 60, was unexpectedly called to join her passed loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday. She was born Sept. 14, 1961, and raised in Nelsonville, OH (primarily at the city pool) by her parents, Tommy and Margaret McMannis. Michele was... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 30, 2021.
Kathleen Hartman
Athens Kathleen Faye "Kathy" Hartman, 71, of Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 27, 1950, in Montgomery, WV, she was the daughter of the late Roosevelt "Rose" and Bernice Tucker Ayers. She had been an Athens resident since 1973 and had worked... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 30, 2021.
Monday, November 29, 2021
John Bolin
The Plains John E Bolin, 81, of The Plains, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Fairfield Medical Center. Born Dec. 20, 1939, in Athens, he was the son of the late Charles and Clarice Bolin. He was formerly a transport deputy for the Athens County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 29, 2021.
Michael D. Soroka DO
Athens Michael D. Soroka, DO passed away in the early hours of Nov. 24, 2021, at the age of 72 after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. He was surrounded by his wife of 46 years, Ellen, along with his two children, Michael (Barbara) Soroka and Sarah (Michael) Maloney and five grandchildren... Read More
Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 29, 2021.
Ralph Rodehaver
Guysville Ralph Franklin Rodehaver, 88, of Guysville, OH, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. He was born March 8, 1933, in Guysville, OH, son of the late Harry and Hazel Burleigh Rodehaver. Ralph married Nita Faye Tucker Rodehaver on Oct. 1, 1951. He retired from the U.S. Navy after... Read More
White-Schwarzel Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 29, 2021.
Bessie Wolfe
Athens Bessie Marie Wolfe, age 84, of Athens, died Friday evening, Nov. 26, 2021, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1937, in Alexander Township, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Clee & Grace Swart Bailey. A graduate of Albany High School, she was employed in the finishing... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 29, 2021.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
J.D. Hutchison
John Dale (aka J.D.) Hutchison, 81, of Athens, died on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at The Laurels of Athens.J.D. Hutchison was born just west of Barnesville, Ohio, on Oct. 5, 1940, to Emma Jane (Harper) Hutchison and John William Hutchison. His father was a guitarist and fiddler, and his... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger from Nov. 20 to Nov. 28, 2021.
Blanche Parmiter
Athens Blanche F. Parmiter, 94, of Athens, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Crestview Rehab in Lancaster. Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Rhoda Jeffers Gwinn. She was a member of The Rolling Hills Baptist Church for over 50 years and resided... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 28, 2021.
Harold Williams
Corning Harold R. Williams, 65, of Corning, Ohio died at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at his home. Born Jan. 24, 1956 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Harold Franklin and Betty Jean Stump Williams. Harold loved hunting, fishing, country music and his grandkids. Survived by... Read More
Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 28, 2021.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Robert Burdette Jr.
Malta Robert Leighton Burdette Jr. was a loving husband, uncle, brother, and son. Chef Bobby as he was known to many for his famous restaurant, The Boondocks BBQ & Grill have been owned and operated by him and his wife Maria for the last 13 years. B.J. was raised in Glouster,... Read More
Miller-Huck Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 26, 2021.
Evelyn Maxine Haning
Albany Evelyn Maxine (nee Webb) Haning age 86, of Fair Haven, Michigan, formerly of Albany, passed November 21, 2021. She was born on The Plains, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1935, daughter of the late Frank and Hazel (nee Sickles) Webb. Loving wife of the late Charles W. Haning (married September... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 26, 2021.
Nancy Risley Hawk
The Plains Nancy Risley "Ris" Hawk, age 90, of The Plains, died early Monday morning, Nov. 22, 2021 at The Laurels of Athens. Born Feb. 26, 1931 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Harry Risley and Genevieve Davidson Risley Goe. A 1949 graduate of Athens High School, she was... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 26, 2021.
Dustin Jackson
Athens Dustin (Dusty) William Jackson, age 40, of Athens passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 22, 2021 at his home. Born Dec. 18, 1980 in Athens, he is the son of Connie L. McLain (Brett) Kessel of Athens and Greg Jackson of Millfield. A 1998 graduate of Athens High School, he attended... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 26, 2021.
Mary Niggemeyer
Coolville Mary E. (Buchanan) Niggemeyer, 79, of Coolville, OH, went to be with the Lord, passing at her home unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Born Nov 30, 1941, in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby (Randolph) Buchanan. She graduated from Carthage-Troy... Read More
White-Schwarzel Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 26, 2021.
Lawrence Pile
Albany Lawrence "Larry" Alfred Pile, 78, Albany, passed away peacefully Nov. 23, 2021, in the presence of his wife and under the loving and watchful care of Kimes Rehab and Nursing Center in Athens, Ohio. Born May 11, 1943, to Lawrence Egbert Pile and Jesse Margaret Warren Pile of... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 26, 2021.
Carolyn Wemer
Millfield Carolyn Sue Wemer, 79 of Millfield passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Feb. 5, 1942, in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Harmon and Garnet McLaughlin Keirns. She retired from Ohio University. Carolyn enjoyed reading... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 26, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Caleb Friel
Lancaster Caleb James Friel, 18, of Lancaster, formerly of Athens County, passed away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Caleb was born on July 8, 2003, in Athens, Ohio, to Jonathon Friel and Tracy Partee Helber. Caleb was a very talented musician and artist. He played many instruments... Read More
Cardaras Funeral Home - Logan
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 23, 2021.
Mary Graham
The Plains Mary VanDyke Graham, 95, formerly of The Plains, died Sunday evening, Nov. 21, 2021, at Freedom Senior Living Center in Sevierville, Tennessee. She was born in Albany, Ohio, on May 4, 1926, to the late Arthur O. and Nancy Ethel Townsend VanDyke. She graduated from Albany... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 23, 2021.
Lois Y. Phipps
Wellton AZ Lois Y. Phipps 73 of Wellton, AZ formerly of Albany, Ohio passed away at Yuma Regional Medical Center on Nov. 6, 2021 A graduate of the first class of Alexander High School 1967, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker She is survived by her husband of... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 23, 2021.
Ruth Smith-Newlun
Nelsonville Ruth R. Smith-Newlun, 93, of Nelsonville, Ohio passed away on Nov. 22, 2021, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan, Ohio. Ruth was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Nelsonville, Ohio to Christopher Howard Clayton and Ester Faye Wolfe. She was a graduate of Lancaster High School... Read More
Warren-Brown Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 23, 2021.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Linda Arnold
Albany Linda J. Arnold, 70, Albany, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 23, 1951, in Athens, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Helen Linton Williams. She formerly worked at Mac's and Bec's Hardware, and was a home maker... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 22, 2021.
Ronald Williams
Chauncey Ronald Clarence Williams, age 79, of Chauncey died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Laurels of Athens. Born July 29, 1942, in Athens, he was the son of the late Fred Williams and Leona Buck Williams. He attended Athens High School and retired from the Physical Plant at Ohio... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 22, 2021.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Charles Horvath
Albany Charles F. Horvath, 68, Albany, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Ohio Health O'Bleness Hospital. Born August 20, 1953, in Nelsonville, the son of the late Frank and Helen Groce Horvath. He was retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company, currently was a cook at Alexander... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 19, 2021.
Janet Jenkins
New Marshfield Janet Carol (Goff) Jenkins, age 82 of Springboro, formerly of New Marshfield, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Hospice of Dayton. Born Sept. 1, 1939, in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of the late Solomon William Goff and Edna Naomi (Russell) Goff. Janet was a 1957... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 19, 2021.
John McQuate
Athens Dr. John T. McQuate, age 100, of The Plains formerly of Athens died Nov. 7, 2021 at The Lindley Inn. He was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio to Arthur and Helen Bryenton McQuate. He graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1939 and graduated from Heidelberg... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 19, 2021.
Andrew Morgan
Athens Andrew Thomas Morgan, aged 31, of The Plains, passed from this life in the Emergency Department of O'Bleness Hospital on November 4, 2021. Andy is survived by his mother, Leeanna Morgan (Andrew DePalma), his father, The Rev. Dr. E. F. Michael Morgan (Veronica Failoc-Morgan)... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 19, 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Charmaine Stalnaker
Glouster Charmaine M. Stalnaker, 92 of Glouster passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at the Laurels of Athens. Born May 9, 1929, in Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Leona Edmunds Carter. Charmaine enjoyed gambling. She is survived by a special niece, Cheryl Theisen... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 18, 2021.
Robert White
Coolville Surrounded by family, Robert (Bob) Seldon White, 91, of Coolville, Ohio passed away on Nov. 17, 2021. Born in Dayton, Ohio on July 26, 1930, Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years Dove (Copley) White and their children Robin, Bobbie Conklin (husband Jeremy), and J.T. (wife... Read More
White-Schwarzel Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 18, 2021.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Michael Carson
Athens Michael Andrew Carson, 27 of Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 of an accidental drug overdose. Born Jan. 11, 1994 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, he was the son of Lisa Diane Carson and Donald Scott Carson. From one perspective, Michael's life could be seen as a long history... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 17, 2021.
Pat Young
Athens Patricia Ann "Pat" Young, age 82 of Athens, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2021 at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1939 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Edward E. Vore and Ila Mae Sargent Vore. She was a graduate of Shade High School and retired after... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 17, 2021.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
John Bateman Sr.
Carbon Hill John E. Bateman Sr., 63, of Carbon Hill, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. John was born on May 7, 1958, in Nelsonville, son of the late Ronald and Donna Williams Bateman. John was married for 43 years to Christy... Read More
Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home - Nelsonville
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 16, 2021.
Ruth L. Johnson
Nelsonville Ruth L. Johnson, 90, of Nelsonville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at the Arbors at Pomeroy. She was born on March 14, 1931, in Kimberly, Ohio, daughter of the late Clarence and Gertrude Jolley Keck. She was the widow of the late Vallie E. Johnson. Ruth was a member... Read More
Cardaras Funeral Home - Logan
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 16, 2021.
Dr. Charles Steiner
McArthur, OH Dr. Charles "Chuck" Steiner, 75, of McArthur, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at his home. Born in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late Dorothy Steiner and late Preston Steiner. Chuck's stepmother is Doris Steiner, of Portsmouth. However, Doris has always treated... Read More
Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 16, 2021.
Monday, November 15, 2021
John Morrison
New Marshfield John T. Morrison, 70, New Marshfield, passed away Nov. 10, 2021, at Ohio Health O'Bleness Hospital, Athens. Born March 7, 1951, he was the son of the late Austin and Marie Bowe Morrison. He retired from Southern Ohio Coal. John is survived by his wife of 32 years, Traci... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 15, 2021.
Mary Paynter
Albany Mary Paynter, 100, Albany, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Cambridge Place, in Cambridge, Ohio. Born September 25, 1921, in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Lenora E. Rawlings Dean. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cornerstone Church... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 15, 2021.
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Billy Butcher
Pickerington It is with great sadness that the family of Billy Joe Butcher announces his passing on Nov. 11, 2021. Billy was born in Akron, Ohio on Sept. 13, 1947. He was one of five children. Following graduation from Carthage Troy High School in Coolville, he entered the military... Read More
Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home - Pickerington
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 14, 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Darrell Harding
Glouster Darrell "Pork Chop" Harding, age 79, of Glouster, Ohio passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, surrounded by family in Delaware, Ohio following an extended battle with cancer. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Linley and Annie (Tabler) Singer, Alford... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 12, 2021.
Tim Waller
Clearwater, FL Tim Waller, 71, of Clearwater, FL, died on Nov. 6, 2021. Born in Ironton, OH on April 8, 1950, Tim attended Ohio University and started his teaching career at Athens High School. He moved to Clearwater in 1980 and taught English at Seminole High School until 2010.... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 12, 2021.
Richard Williams
Kirkersville Richard Lucas Williams, son of Mac D. and Kathryn L. (Lucas) Williams, was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Kirkersville, Ohio. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2021, at the age of 87 at the Pannill Health Care Center at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia... Read More
Kyger Funeral Home - Harrisonburg
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 12, 2021.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Ann Searls
Zanesville Ann Searls, 90, of Zanesville passed at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at the Cedar Hill Care Center. She was born on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1931, in Corning County the daughter of John Archie Karkus and Winifred "Winnie" Bowen Higgins Karkus. Ann lost her dad in 1941 from... Read More
Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 11, 2021.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Rodney Bowen
Athens Rodney Bowen, 72 of Athens passed away on Nov. 7 at home surrounded by his family after a very long nine-year battle with renal disease. Calling hours will be at Bigony Jordan Funeral Home, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, from 2 to 9 p.m. Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday,... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 10, 2021.
Dan Wooten
Albany Daniel G. "Dan" Wooten, age 65 of Albany, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2021 at his home. Born Feb. 3, 1956 in Athens, he was the son of the late Donald E. Wooten and Phyllis Rife Wooten. A 1974 graduate of Alexander High School, he was owner and operator of Wooten Transportation... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 10, 2021.
Kathie Wright
Albany Kathie P. Wright, 64, Albany, passed away Nov. 4, 2021, at Ohio Health O'Bleness Hospital. She was born July 23, 1957 in Nelsonville, the daughter of Norma Estep Polley of Albany, and the late Edwin Lowell Wooten. Kathie loved spending time listening to music, playing guitar... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 10, 2021.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Patricia Fravel
Glouster Patricia Fravel, 72 of Glouster passed away Monday, Nov, 8, 2021, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born April 16, 1949, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna Cartwright Smith. She was a homemaker and an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era. She is... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Nov. 9, 2021.
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