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BILLY JOE CUMMINGS

Billy Joe Cummings, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 13, 2015, at 4 p.m. BILLY JOE CUMMINGSshortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Billy was born October 27, 1947, in Fayette County, Ohio to H. Earl and Della Harmon Cummings.  He was a 1965 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement, he was a corrections officer for 31 years at the London Correctional Institute.  He loved farming and, since his retirement, has been assisting his son with the family farm.

Billy was a strong and dedicated Christian and member of The Gathering Place Church where he was an usher and active in the Men’s Ministries.  He was a member of the Wilmington Area Emmaus Community and participated in Walk 47 in February 2008.    He was a United States Army veteran and served in Germany during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Tired Iron Antique Tractor Club; was an avid Miami Trace Football fan and a devoted grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Luther Flowers.

Billy is survived by his wife, the former Marsha L. Robinson whom he married April 15, 1977;  three children and their spouses, Chelsey and Doug Neal of Grove City, Kandi and Patrick Williams of Orient and Nick and Sunny Cummings, of Washington Court House and five grandchildren, Autumn and Hunter Neal and Tyler, Hannah and Hayden Cummings.

The funeral will be Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church,  175 Halliday Way, Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, minister at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at Crossroads Christian Church Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of The Gathering Place Church, 120 West Court Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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MARVIN KNISLEY (Funeral Time Update)

Marvin Lewis Knisley, 82, of Somerville, Maine, formerly of Woodstock, Georgia died Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 9:55 p.m. at the Maine MARVIN L. KNISLEYGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, Maine where he had been a patient since January 29.

Mr. Knisley was born July 1, 1932, in Pike County, Ohio to Elgar L. and Dorothy Ellen Mathena Knisley.   He was a 1950 graduate of New Holland High School.  He served in the U. S. Navy as a combat air crewman in the Pacific Theater during the Korean Conflict.  He moved to Georgia in 1988 from Libertyville, IL. and had been living in Maine since 2013.

He had formerly worked for IBM as a field engineering service representative and later as a senior service executive for Allstate Insurance in Chicago.

After retiring, he and his brother created an extensive family genealogy.  Marvin enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

On November 18, 1951, he married the former Evelyn Virginia Campbell, daughter of Earl and Martha Washington Timmons Campbell of New Holland.  Evelyn preceded Marvin in death on November 16, 2012.

Mr. Knisley is survived by a son, Marvin Eugene Knisley and his wife, Beverly Ann, of Danbury, CT; a daughter, Benji Knisley and her husband, Shaun Keenan, of Somerville, ME; two grandchildren, Kristen Lynn Payne and her husband, Matt, of Long Island City and Kevin Michael Knisley and his wife, Kelly, of Danbury; three great grandchildren, Lily and Landon Knisley and Emerson Payne; a sister, Evelyn J. Conaton of Fruitland Park, FL; two brothers, Straud Knisley and his wife, Patricia, of Circleville and Roger Knisley and his wife, DeAnne, of Lawrenceburg, TN; two brothers-in-law, Donald E. Campbell of Washington Court House and David Campbell and his wife, Pat, of Marietta, GA and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Saturday, MARCH 7, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist  Church, officiating.  Burial, with complete military honors, will be in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland one hour prior to the service on Saturday, MARCH 7,  2015.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Parkinson Foundation, 8900 State Line Road, Suite 320, Leawood, KS  66206.

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CHARLES CLIFTON (SAM) EGGLETON

Charles Clifton (Sam) Eggleton, 91, of New Holland, Ohio died Monday, February 9, 2015, at 1 a.m. at his residence.  He had been in failing health two years

Mr. Eggleton was born August 24, 1923, in Teays Valley, WV to Thomas Steven and Allie Mae Phelps Eggleton.

For 12 years he was a rigger and pile driver for Union Carbide in South Charleston, WV.  In 1966, he and his wife bought a farm in the New Holland community where they raised cattle and crops as well as growing their own garden.

Mr. Eggleton was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple; was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy; was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion in Washington Court House and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3013 in New Holland.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Lori Petitt and Keith Eggleton; five brothers, Buford (Dick), Woodrow, Carl, Clifford (Bill) and Leo Eggleton and two sisters, Edith Petry and Kathleen Harris.

Mr. Eggleton is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Jane Moore whom he married September 11, 1947; four children, Larry (Susan) Eggleton of New Holland, David (Brenda) Eggleton, Terry Diana Eggleton and Rita (Buck) Caulley, all  of Washington Court House; 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and the first great great grandchild to be born in March; two brothers, James Eggleton of Winfield, WV and Lloyd (Marilyn) Eggleton of Washington Court House; and two sisters, Ruth Shrum of Ocala, FL and Jane Prince of Scott Depot, WV.

The funeral will be Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Pastor Lynn Jackson, minister at the Bible Baptist Temple, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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LEO THOMAS EGGLETON

Leo Thomas ”Cleo”  Eggleton, 89, of New Holland, Ohio died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, LEO T. EGGLETONRichard and Lillian Eggleton near New Holland.  He had been in failing health.

Leo was born September 9, 1925, in Teays Valley, West Virginia to Thomas Steven and Allie Mae Phelps Eggleton.  He moved to the New Holland community in 1961 from Winfield, West Virginia.

He was a retired hay vendor and a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Kattie Evelyn Brown on August 23, 1978, and by his second wife, Barbara Frame Eggleton on September 18, 1989; by his parents and seven siblings.

He is survived by nine children, Betty (Mario) Hernandez of Cleveland, Virginia (Steve) Tolle of Washington Court House, Janice Smith of New Holland, Roger (Michele) Eggleton of South Salem, Richard (Lillian) Eggleton of New Holland, Robert (Kathy) Eggleton of New Holland, Anna (John) Dean of Frankfort, Joyce (Kevin) Frye of Knoxville, TN and Jeremy Eggleton of New Holland; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and another on the way;  three brothers Jack Eggleton of Winfield, WV, Charles (Ruth) Eggleton of New Holland and Lloyd (Marilyn) Eggleton of Washington Court House and two sisters, Ruth Shrum of Ocala, FL and Jane Prince of Scott Depot, WV.

The funeral will be Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Bruce Morrison, pastor at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ In Christian Union, officiating.  A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Teays Valley, WV.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Friday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160

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JOHN ALLEN FETTERS

John Allen Fetters, 92, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 5:20 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been residing since 2013.

John was born February 4, 1922, in Adams County, Ohio to John Wesley and Pearl Mahaffey Fetters.  He lived most of his youth near Leesburg.  He proudly served in the 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army during World War II then returned to Highland County where he began farming.  He married Jean H. Rodgers, of Good Hope, on the first day of summer in 1952.  Together they farmed, first in Highland County and then in Fayette County where the family farm still operates.

He was an active member of many organizations, including the Grace United Methodist Church; a 60-year member and past master of Leesburg Lodge F. & A.M. #78; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus, Washington Shrine Club; was a member and former longtime secretary-treasurer of the Fayette County Cattle Feeders Association; was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging and the Fayette County Farm Bureau; American Legion Post #568 in Leesburg and Burnett-Ducey Post #4964 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Washington Court House.

John was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 25, 2001; his parents and two brothers, Carl C. and Harold K. Fetters.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey E. and Marie Fetters of Washington Court House; two daughters, Jill A. Fetters of Westerville and Dr. Julie Fetters and her husband, Dr. James McGill, of Carmel, IN; three grandsons, Brendan Fetters and Matthew and Michael McGill; a brother Robert Fetters of Blanchester and a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and John Howsman of Leesburg.

The funeral will be Monday, February 2, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 p.m. where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Sunday at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St.; Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 N. Oakland Ave., or the Shriners’ Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 164, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160.

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A. WAYNE COWDERY

A. Wayne Cowdery, 68, of Washington Court House, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at 11:42 a.m. at his residence.  He had been in failing health for a few years.

Wayne was born August 30, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio to Gordon Wayne and Mary Elizabeth Moats Cowdery.  He was a 1964 graduate of Miami Trace High School and attended Ohio University.  He lived most of his life in Fayette County.

He was a boarder and hauler of horses.

Wayne was a member of Washington C.H. Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks; the Bloomingburg United Methodist Church and had been a member of the former Moose Lodge and Moose Lodge Motorcycle Riders in Circleville.  His hobbies were horses and motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1981 and his mother in 2009.

Wayne is survived by his wife, the former Corene Lynn “Corky” Valentine whom he married December 23, 1994; five children, Celeste Cowdery of Columbus, Cammy Reader and her husband, Chris Terry, of Gahanna, Tisha Rapol and her husband, Matt, of Newark, Holly Whitcraft of Columbus and Ty Whitcraft and his wife, Stephanie, of Kingston; six grandchildren, Asher, Izabella, Jacob, Mya, A.J. and Tucker; a sister and brother-in-law, Zana and Lester Vincent of Grove City, Ohio and three nieces.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 3 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Jeff Moats, pastor at the Denman Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from noon until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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MARY ETTA GRAY

Mary Etta Longberry Gray, 94, of Washington C.H. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 12:30 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been residing since September 2013.

Mrs. Gary was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Cecil Raymond and (Marguerite) Frances Seyfang Longberry.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She attended the Trinity Full Gospel Church in Sabina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Albert Gray on Oct. 25, 2003; by a daughter, Gloria Jean Forsha; an infant son; two granddaughters, Angela Sue Leath and Hillary Michelle Gray; a great granddaughter, Kinsley Sue Brown and two brothers, John R. and Robert C. Longberry.

Mrs. Gray is survived by four children, Carolyn Ann Snider, Janet Louise Wilson and her husband, Robert, and Rosemary Leath and her husband, James, all of Washington C.H. and George Michael Gray and his wife, Marti, of South Bloomfield; 10 grandchildren, Henry Albert Snider, Susan Renee Steele, Jefferey Steele, Beth Ann Snider, Minda (Michael) Chrisman, Leslie Steele, Travis (Laura) Gray, Jill Marie Helterbrand, Kelli (Keith) Brown and Drue (Meredith) Gray; 16 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandsons; a sister, Betty Louise Keller of Washington C.H. and a special friend, Emmett Snider.

The funeral will be Friday, January 30, 2015, 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with the Rev. Carey G. Hilterbran, pastor at the Trinity Full Gospel Church in Sabina, officiating.  Burial will follow in Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

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SUSAN M. LeVALLY

Susan M. LeVally, 73, of New Holland, Ohio died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 8:54 p.m. at Berger Hospice in Circleville whereSUSAN LeVALLY she had been a patient since Sunday.

Susan was born July 27, 1941, in Circleville, Ohio to George Francis and Leora Atkinson LeVally.  She was 1959 graduate of Atlanta High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland community.

She worked for many years for Ophthalmologist Robert E. Quinn in Chillicothe.  Upon his retirement she owned and operated LeVally Optical.

Susan’s passion, from the age of 14, was training and showing American Saddlebred horses.  She was a member of the United Professional Horsemen’s Association, the American Saddlebred Horse Association and the Tri-State Horse Show Association.  She developed numerous lasting friendships and many good friends through her association with the various horse shows.  She will be greatly missed.

Susan attended the Atlanta United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George W. LeVally.

Susan is survived by a sister, Joan Williams of New Holland; a brother, James D. LeVally and his wife, Carol, of Columbus and six nieces and nephews, Sharon Silcott, Leslie Backus, John D. Williams, Donte LeVally, Tony LeVally and Sonya Colley.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Atlanta United Methodist Church, 25960 State Route 207, with the Rev. Malcolm Buck, pastor at the church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Jerry Newton, 1345 Judas Road, New Holland, Ohio  43145.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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DOLORES RITTENHOUSE BROOKS

Dolores Rittenhouse Brooks, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 8:05 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since September 23, 2014.

Mrs. Brooks was born March 19, 1934, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Raymond Franklin and Mabel Carolyn Finley Rittenhouse.  She lived most of her life in Madison Mills before moving to Washington Court House in March 2007.

She was accounts payables manager for Mid-Ohio Chemical Company for 17 years before her retirement in 1992.  Before that, she had worked 25 years for Hockman Grain and Feed Company in Madison Mills.

Mrs. Brooks was associated with the Madison Mills United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Brooks on March 24, 2007; by three brothers, Paul, Donald and Carroll Rittenhouse; a sister, Karen Rittenhouse and a sister-in-law, Rose Ivie Duncan.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, J. David and Kathy Brooks of Mount Airy, MD; a daughter, Lora Brooks and her husband, Tony Maika, of Columbus; three grandchildren, James Brooks and his wife, Stephanie, of Taneytown, MD, Kelly Prigge and her husband, Ron, of Colorado Springs, CO and Katie Dziadik and her husband, Dan, of Torrington, Conn.; nine great grandchildren, Cameron, Savannah and Summer Brooks, Tobin, Brianna, Tazlyn and Teegan Prigge, Braxton and Alyssa Dziadik; a sister, Rosemary Smith of West Jefferson, OH; she was a loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews and had many friends.

The funeral will be Monday, January 26, 2015, at 11 a. m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Sharon Hausman, pastor at the Somerset United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Mills Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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CHARLES S. TETER, JR.

Charles Sherdon Teter, Jr., 70, of Washington Court House, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at 2:43 a.m. at his residence.

Chuck was born January 20, 1944, in Dennison, Ohio to Charles Sherdon and Edna June Doney Teter.  He was a 1962 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kent State University in 1971.  He received a Master of Education degree in Special Education from Kent State University in 1975.  He moved to Washington Court House in June of 1987 from Medina, Ohio.

He formerly was a psychology assistant and school principal at Apple Creek State Institute in Apple Creek, Ohio and school principal and assistant superintendent for the Medina County Board of MRDD.  He was superintendent of the Fayette County Board of MRDD from 1987 until his retirement in 1997.

Chuck was a member of the Ohio Superintendents of County Boards of MRDD; had been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Medina and the Kiwanis Club of Washington Court House; had coached youth sports and Special Olympics and was an avid Ohio State University Buckeye fan.

Chuck served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967, mainly in Germany, preforming maintenance on fixed wing and rotary blade aircraft.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Chuck is survived by his wife, the former Leslie Ellen Paulus whom he married June 20, 1970;  three sons and daughters-in-law, Aaron and Kate Teter of Washington Court House, Paul and Christy Teter of Granville, Ohio; and Seth and Lyndsey Teter of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jacob, age 9, Owen, age 8, Melia, age 7, Benjamin, age 6, Molly, age 5, Annabel, age 4 and Eleanor, age 3; two brothers, Edward Teter and his wife, Brenda, of Akron and Jeffrey Teter of New Philadelphia and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gail and Carl Dufford of Johnstown, Ohio.

Cremation took place.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette Co., Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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