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Bill Cook - January 12, 2015

Lawrence W. "Bill" Cook, 75, of Marietta, Ohio, and a former resident of Wellston, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at his home after battling the debilitating effects of COPD for many years. He was born January 8, 1940 in Wellston, Ohio, the only son of the late Lawrence H. "Sam" Cook and Bessie Bernice Gentry Cook. After graduating from Wellston High School in 1957, Bill followed in his father's footsteps and joined the United States Navy, where...

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Francis Patrick "Fran" Larkins - January 10, 2015

Francis Patrick "Fran" Larkins, age 59, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, at his home. He was born March 1, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late James Thomas Larkins and Ellen Mary Simpson Larkins. Fran was a former employee of Whitman Chocolates and was a painter, mechanic and basically a Jack of all trades. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Elisha Larkin of Jackson; granddaughter, Lisa Larkin;...

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Bernice L. Hunter - January 8, 2015

Bernice L. Hunter, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, January 8, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Wellston. She was born March 31, 1922 in Wilkesville, Ohio to the late Lemuel and Sadie Freeman Thacker. In 1938, Bernice married Charles Hunter. She was a homemaker who was dedicated to her family. Bernice was an avid bingo player and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by daughters, Mary Young of...

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Mona Mae Ballard Karns - January 6, 2015

Mona Mae Ballard Karns, age 78, of Creola, passed away Tuesday morning, January 6, 2015, at her home. She was born May 13, 1936 in Antigo, Wisconsin to the late John William Ballard and Verda Esther Buetow Ballard. Mona was a former employee of Goodyear in Logan and Austin Powder Plant, and was a former caregiver for the Vinton County DD for over 25 years. She enjoyed oil painting, gardening and sewing, and she was an amazing cook and a...

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Virginia E. Merrill - January 4, 2015

Virginia E. Merrill, age 98, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson, Ohio. She was born October 28, 1916 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Claude B. Reed and Emma Tucker Reed. Virginia was a housewife and loving mother. She was a former member of the Hope United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 371 Ladies Auxiliary, and in years past, was a Boy Scout den mother. She was an avid Wellston...

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Sherry Ann Bailey - December 29, 2014

Sherry Ann Bailey, age 45, of Coalton, Ohio passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Edgewood Manor of Wellston. She was born October 10, 1969 in Toledo, Ohio to Dennis Justice Sr. and Patty Ray Justice. Sherry was a Medical Assistant. She is survived by her husband, Tim Bailey; children, Trampis New Jr., Ashley Harrington, Randy Bailey, Derek Bailey, Cassy Bailey, Amber Johnson and Megen Bailey; brothers, Dennis Justice Jr. and William...

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Selma E. Zimmerman - December 28, 2014

Selma E. Zimmerman, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born September 2, 1922 in Gallipolis, Ohio, to the late John Harrison "Harry" Willis and Faye Thaxton Willis. Selma was a 1941 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellston, and an avid bridge player. She is survived by her children, Steve (Nancy)...

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LaNelle Landrum - December 26, 2014

Patricia "LaNelle" Landrum, age 74, of Jackson, passed away Friday morning, December 26, 2014, at the Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born January 2, 1940 in Canton, Mississippi, to the late James Woodrow Palmer and Edna Lofton Palmer. LaNelle graduated from McKell High School in Greenup County, Kentucky. She received her bachelor's degree from Morehead University and received a Master's degree in education from the Ohio...

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Charles Michael "Chuck" Exline - December 22, 2014

Charles Michael "Chuck" Exline, age 41, of Wellston, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born May 10, 1973 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Michael Lynn "Mickey" Exline and Joyce Elaine Spires Exline. Chuck was a 1992 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a former employee of the Cabinet Warehouse, Penn's Warehouse and The Door Outlet, all in Wellston. He attended the former Wills...

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Kenneth Bledsoe - December 19, 2014

Kenneth Bledsoe, age 60, of Ray, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014, at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born April 26, 1954 in McArthur, Ohio to the late Denby and Minnie Opal Baker Bledsoe. Kenny was a 1973 graduate of Vinton County High School. He was a former employee of the Vinton County Highway Department and he loved farming. Kenny enjoyed attending several local churches and spending time with his...

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