Monthly Archives: March 2018

Juanita V. McDonald

Juanita V. McDonald, age 75, of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Four Winds Community. She was born in West Virginia on Jan. 17, 1943 to the late Roy and Rueie (Oxier) Mullins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Timothy McDonald and a brother, Richard Mullins.… Read More »

Charlotte L. McKenzie

Charlotte L. McKenzie, age 83, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Brack Skaggs and Carrie (Moore) Skaggs on July 4, 1934. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hargus R. McKenzie; two… Read More »

James Allen Gilliland

James Allen Gilliland, age 73, of Jackson, passed away peacefully Monday, March 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 28, 1944 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Charles Delbert and Elizabeth Jones “Libby” Gilliland. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1962, and after graduation he enlisted… Read More »

Jack Marlin Woolum

Jack Marlin Woolum, age 70, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was born on March 20, 1948 to the late Emil and Louise (Kiser) Woolum. Born and raised in Oak Hill, Jack was a 1966 graduate of Oak Hill High School and was a member of the marching band. After… Read More »

Kenneth Edward Wilbur II

A very beloved son, brother, fiancé, uncle, nephew, and friend went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Kenneth, called “Kenny”, was an avid outdoorsman, a farmer, a logger, and a talented jack-of-all-trades. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Kenneth Edward Wilbur and Bill McLead. Kenny is survived by his loving… Read More »

George B. Leach

George B. Leach, an old soldier, has been laid to rest. George Barnett Leach, 93, of Coshocton, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Genesis Health Services in Zanesville. He was born the seventh son of a seventh son, on the seventh day of the seventh month in 1924 to Carl Lamar Leach and Clara… Read More »

Helen L. Arnott

Helen L. Arnott, age 85, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 while under Holzer Hospice care at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. Helen was born July 19, 1932 to the late Hazel Margaret (Wallace) and Fay George Arnott in Blackfork, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, March… Read More »

Homer (Charles) Duda

Homer (Charles) Duda, 82, of Chillicothe, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1935 in Camden, New Jersey to the late Sylvia (Drombroski) and John J. Duda Sr. Homer is survived by his wife of 62 years, MaryEllen Spires-Duda; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and… Read More »

Dolores Jean “Da Da” McDonald Poetker

Dolores Jean “Da Da” McDonald Poetker, age 83, of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Jackson, Ohio on April 13, 1934 to the late Elmore and Alice Jean (Hess) Williams. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 40 years, Bill… Read More »

Joshua L. Willis

Joshua Lee Willis, age 36, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, March 22, 2018. He was born September 24, 1981 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Timothy Lee Willis and Deidra Sue Spearry Willis. Josh graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 2000. He enjoyed attending the Wellston Church of the Nazarene and fellowshipping… Read More »

Charles William “Chuck” Keplar

Charles William “Chuck” Keplar, age 62, of Coalton, passed away Friday morning, March 23, 2018, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born May 3, 1955 in Orville, Ohio to the late Charles M. Keplar and Jennie North Keplar. Chuck was a former construction worker who worked as a… Read More »

Meredith “Victor” Johnson

Meredith “Victor” Johnson, age 76, of Simi Valley, California, passed away Sunday morning, March 18, 2018. He was born March 10, 1942, in Jackson, Ohio, to the late Walter Thomas Johnson and Ruby Pearl Beatty Johnson. Meredith was a 1961 graduate of Jackson High School and played football, basketball and baseball. He was offered seven… Read More »

Dale Marvin “Lou” Howard

Dale Marvin “Lou” Howard, age 81, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his wife and children on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 24, 1936, to the late Ivola and Earcell Howard, of Pyro, Ohio and… Read More »

Nora Y. Tipton

Nora Y. Tipton of Washington Courthouse, formerly of Wellston, Ohio, passed away March 20, 2018 at age 83. She was born May 19, 1937 in Jackson, Ohio. She is survived by sons: Mike Tipton, Benji Tipton, and Tom (Jaimie) Tipton; daughters: Jane (Ronnie) Wright, Laura Tipton, Judy Tipton, and Tami (Mike) Warnock; as well as… Read More »

Patricia A. “Cookie” Faria

Patricia A. “Cookie” Faria, age 61 of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, March 17, 2018. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on July 25, 1956 to the late William D. McCoy and Ruby M. (Nibert) McCoy, who survives. She is also survived by her sister, Diana (Charles) Wyant. “Cookie” loved her… Read More »