Category Archives: Obituaries

Nellie Janet Hughes

Nellie Janet Hughes, age 85, of Jackson passed peacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Four Winds Community Nursing Facility. She was born August 10, 1936, in Coal Grove, West Virginia to the late John and Annie Sech. She was a member of the Savageville Methodist Church, enjoyed helping people, hanging out with friends, going… Read More »

Lester Eugene McClurg

Lester Eugene McClurg, age 95, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, as he sat on his front porch. Lester was born September 28, 1926, in Firebrick, Ohio to the late Henry and Ethel (Crabtree) McClurg. Lester attended Oak Hill High School and left early to join the U.S. Navy, as many young men did. He… Read More »

Wilma Jones

Wilma “Jean” (Lawson) Jones passed away peacefully on June 1st, 2022, at the age of 97, surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Ironton, Ohio to the late Maude and Preston Lawson. She was the beloved wife of John S. “Jack” Jones, who preceded her in death in 1999. She and… Read More »

Jeanne Cecile Howe

With the same strength and fighting spirit she demonstrated her entire life, Jeanne Cecile Howe passed away at the age of 79 at Transition Life Care Center in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 2, 2022. She was born the second daughter to the late William S. Fair and Robin Hollingshead Fair Scharfenberger in Dayton, Ohio… Read More »

Phyllis M. Sims

Phyllis M. Sims, age 91, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Edgewood Manor in Wellston. She was born October 18, 1930, in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Howard F. Collins and Opal I. Scott Collins. Phyllis was a 1948 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed starting… Read More »

Carroll Cahoon

Carroll Ray Cahoon, 94, of Wellston, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. He was born on November 2, 1927, in Jackson, Ohio, son of the late Giles and Lottie (Hill) Cahoon. Carroll was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy for three… Read More »

Carol Merlene Arms

Carol Merlene Arms, of Hamden, wife, mother, crafter, and down-home lover of faith, flowers and family, passed away peacefully at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Carol was born, March 4, 1947, in Marshalltown, Iowa. After fighting COVID, two major spine surgeries, and a cancer diagnosis in a very brief period of time, she… Read More »

Earlin Lee Costilow

Earlin Lee “Bud” Costilow, age 81, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born August 30th, 1940, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Cecil and Charlotte (Scurlock) Costilow. Bud worked at the Atomic Plant as a sheet metal mechanic until his retirement. He was previously… Read More »

Janet Joanne Keenan

Janet Joanne Keenan, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 24th, 2022. She was born September 25th, 1946, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Albert and Sarah (Jacobs) Hutchison. Janet is survived by her sisters: Sharon Needham of Oak Hill, Ohio and Ruth-Annalee Wallace of Michigan; nieces: Angela (Doug) Butts and Annette (Earl) Thomas; nephews: Bryan… Read More »

Peter Bush

Peter B. Bush, III of Pickerington, Ohio – a former longtime resident of Wellston – entered into eternal rest on May 14, 2022. He was 93 years old. The son of the late Peter B. Bush and Susan B. Bush, Peter was born January 9, 1929, in Goshen, New York. He attended school in Harriman… Read More »

James Allen Carper

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of James Allen Carper of Alvin, TX on May 13, at the age of 54. He will be forever remembered by his beloved wife, Tanya Eloina Carper; daughter, Abigail Leigh Carper (Cody Brooks); granddaughter, Layla Mae Brooks; father, William Ira (Bill) Carper; brother, William Ira… Read More »

Paris Lynn Shepherd

Paris Lynn Shepherd, age 60, of Wellston, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at her home. She was born April 29, 1962, in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Lawrence Edward “Larry” Cline and Verna Victoria “Vicki” Thompson Cline. Paris was a 1981 graduate of Wellston High School and was a cashier at the former Kroger in… Read More »

Thomas Michael Aldrich

Thomas Michael “Butch” Aldrich, age 69, of Jackson passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at his home. He was born October 22, 1952, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Thomas R. and Elizabeth M. Claar Perry. He and his wife, Sherry, attended the Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson and the Welsey Church on… Read More »

Charles Eugene Martin

Charles Eugene “Gene” Martin, 91, of Fostoria passed away at 10:20 p.m. on May 21, 2022, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. He was born April 2, 1931, to Clyde L. and Ida L (Radcliff) Martin in Jackson, Ohio. Gene was a proud veteran having served two years in the U.S. Army during… Read More »

Barbara Potter

Barbara C. Potter, age 80, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at OSU East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born December 1, 1941, in Newark, Ohio to the late Willard Warren Brown and Clara V. Smith Brown. Barb graduated from Newark High School with the class of 1959. She retired from the… Read More »