Monthly Archives: January 2019

George Edward “Pete” Weber

George Edward “Pete” Weber, age, 81, of Jackson passed away peacefully in the arms of his sister and brother-in-law and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. He was born on April 1, 1937 in Jackson to the late Merritt and Fannie Mae (Preston) Weber. He is survived by… Read More »

Charles Samuel “Sam” Womeldorf

Charles Samuel “Sam” Womeldorf, age 78, of Hamden, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Erskin Erwin Womeldorf and Arvilla Emma Lindauer Womeldorf. Sam was a 1958 graduate… Read More »

Michael Edward Brunton

Michael Edward Brunton, age 64, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 23, 2019 at the OSU Wexner Center, after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1954 in Akron, Ohio to parents, Wendell Edward and Juanita Lee (Manier) Brunton. Michael graduated as valedictorian from Jackson High School in 1972, and then graduated from The Ohio… Read More »

Jane Lyn Ramsey Walther

Jane Lyn Ramsey Walther, age 77, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 23, 2019. She was born on Feb. 16, 1941, in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Howard Gooding Ramsey and Jean Kathryn (Neary) Ramsey. Jane is survived by, and will be greatly missed by, her sons, Sean Philip Walther and his wife, Kathy… Read More »

Dianne S. Swingle

Dianne S. Swingle, age 83, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Heartland of Chillicothe. She was born April 3, 1935 in Barberton, Ohio to the late George H. Hill and Ritchie Ervin Hill. Dianne was a 1953 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a member of the Wellston Church of the… Read More »

Story Mason Cool

Story Mason Cool, age 89, of Jackson passed from this world on Jan. 24, 2019. Story was the third child born to parents Fred Harrison Cool and Gertrude Ellen (Story) Cool who preceded him in death, and was born at home on the farm in Pike County where he grew up. Story was preceded in… Read More »

Christopher Coll

Chris Coll, age 56, of Jackson, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was born on Dec. 20, 1962 to Tim and Mary (Foster) Coll. Chris was a graduate of Jackson High School in 1981. He loved fishing, football, basketball… Read More »

Lewis J. “Shorty” Holberg, Jr.

Lewis J. “Shorty” Holberg, Jr., age 93, of Wellston, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born Jan. 13, 1926 in Oak Hill, Ohio, son of the late Lewis J. Holberg, Sr. and Clara Johnson Holberg. Lewis was a veteran of the United States Army, who… Read More »

Betty Jo Cox

Betty Jo Cox, age 34, of Jackson, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 in an accident. She was born Jan. 25, 1984 in Athens, Ohio to Ada M. (Smith) Cox and the late Leo C. Cox. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her five children, Sartoria D., Severen C., Soren… Read More »

Elaine Rose Drake

Elaine Rose Drake, age 81, of Jackson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 10, 1937 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts to the late Ralph and Rita Munyon Trottier. She is survived by her sons: Patrick L. and Edward A. Drake; daughter-in-law: Kathy A. Drake; grandchildren: Katherine Hemminger,… Read More »

Jennifer L. (Logan) Bishop

Jennifer L. (Logan) Bishop, age 45, of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at her home. She was born June 9, 1973 in Galion, Ohio to Larry and Janice (Webb) Logan. She is survived by her husband of seven years, Fred Bishop, of Oak Hill; her parents, Larry and Janice Logan, of Oak… Read More »

Randy Hurt

Randy Hurt, age 57, of Coalton, passed away at his residence on January 19, 2019. He was born on March 23, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Ernest Hurt and Lilly (Scurlock) Hurt. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Rusty Hurt and infant grandson, Silas Hurt. Randy… Read More »

Roger Dwight Jones

Roger Dwight Jones, age 93, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston. He was born Dec. 29, 1925 in Jackson to the late Homer F. and Merle (Martindale) Jones. Roger was a Jackson High School graduate of the Class of 1943. He then went on to serve in the… Read More »

Layne Allen Longfellow

Dr. Layne Allen Longfellow, 81, educator, writer, humorist, musician, composer and world traveler, died peacefully after a lengthy illness at his home in Prescott, Arizona, on Jan. 12, 2019. He was born on Oct. 23, 1937, in Jackson, Ohio, the son of the late Hershel and Opal Longfellow. Dr. Longfellow was a graduate of Jackson… Read More »

James “Jim” Duhl

James “Jim” Duhl, age 74, of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. He was born in Jackson, Ohio on Nov. 22, 1944 to the late Charles Franklin Duhl, Sr. and Cora Edith (Linton) Duhl. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Adam, Delbert, George, Charlie and John… Read More »