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ELMER ROY BAILEY

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Elmer Roy Bailey, 92, of Amanda, Ohio died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 4:25 p.m. at the Brown Memorial Home in Circleville.

Elmer was born May 14, 1927, in Mayslick, KY to Frank Elbert and Margaret Nola Collins Bailey.  He was a graduate of Felicity High School and lived many years in Clermont County before moving to New Holland.  He had lived 37 years in New Holland before moving to Amanda in 2013.

He was a retired farmer.

Elmer was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ; was a World War II Army veteran; was a life member of Johnson-Miner Post #618 in Williamsport, Ohio and New Holland Post #8041 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Dale Bailey in 2013.

Elmer is survived by his wife of 71 years, the former Wilma Jean Schadle whom he married February 14, 1948; three children and their spouses, Eddie Ray and Cheryl Bailey of Georgetown, Ohio, Gene Alan and Jacqueline Bailey of Amanda and Mary Elizabeth and Eric Wuichner of Orient, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Bailey of Grove City; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Bailey of Osage, Kansas and Kenneth Bailey and his wife, Ellie of Bethel, Ohio and a half-sister, Juanita Miller of Maysville, KY.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service, to be held in New Holland Cemetery, will take place at a later date.

The Bailey family gives a special thank you to the Brown Memorial Home for the excellent care they provided Elmer.

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

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ERNEST JUNIOR BARNETT

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Ernest Junior Barnett, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 11:21 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing two years.

Junior was born June 17, 1935, in New Holland, Ohio to William Ernest and Garnet Kearns Barnett.  He lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

Before his retirement he was a groundskeeper at the Washington Country Club.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Vonnie Shadley and Helen Davis.

Junior is survived by a brother, Ronald Barnett and four sisters, Nancy M. Rolfe, Bessie Posey, Phyllis Phillips and her husband, Joey, and Garnet Shadley, all of Washington Court House.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House  with the Rev. Joe Duvall officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of the service.

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SAMUEL LEEMAN HEDGES

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Samuel Leeman Hedges, 92, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 1:03 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Saturday.

Sam was born December 29, 1926, at Tarlton, Ohio to Clyde and Genevieve Rose Pritchard Hedges.  He was a graduate of Salt Creek Township High School in Pickaway County.

He had formerly worked in the baggage room at the C & LE Bus Station in Dayton.  He was a printer at NCR in Washington Court House from 1946-1971.  He then worked at the Brown and Kroger Printing Company in Dayton for 2½ years.  In 1974, he purchased one-half interest of the Wilson-Hedges Printing Company.  He retired in 1989.  He then was a driver for Gusweiler GM Center.

Sam was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where he had served as an usher.  He was a 35-year member of the Good Hope Lions Club, assisted with the Lions Club candy store and enjoyed all aspects of being a Lions Club member.  In 2006, he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions International.   He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and served aboard the USS Prairie in Japan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Dean, William and Darrel Hedges.

Sam was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, the former Roberta Glenna “Bobbie” Hooker, whom he married December 31, 1947; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Anne and Douglas Harrison of Wilmington, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven Dean and Michele Marie Owens Hedges of Clarksville, TN; three grandchildren, Matty Harrison, Hilarie Ann Roscoe and her husband, Mike, and Wesley Steven Hedges and his wife, Shannon and three great grandchildren, Joseph Michael Roscoe, Finley Steven Hedges and Mae Eleanor Hedges.

In keeping with his wishes, Sam’s body was donated to The Ohio State University Department of Anatomy for medical research.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at Donnellsville in Clark County, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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RAYMOND ROBERT (BOB) BISHOP

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Raymond Robert (Bob) Bishop, 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, November 18, 2019, at 9:40 p.m. at Court House Manor Assisted Living where he had been residing since November 5.

Bob was born August 25, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio to Raymond Carl and Margaret Mary Levy Bishop.  He was a 1948 graduate of Wayne High School in Good Hope and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a retired farmer and had also worked at Chappell Door Co., Inc. in Washington Court House.

Bob was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church; was a member, past president and zone chairman of the Good Hope Lions Club and was the recipient of the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.  He had formerly been scout master of Boy Scout Troop #157 in New Holland and also served as a district coordinator for the Boy Scouts of America.  He had served several years on the Fayette County Board of Health.

On September 12, 1956, he married the former Eleanor Margaret Clay.  She preceded him in death on December 2, 1997.  He was also preceded by a son, Thomas R. Bishop on September 22, 2014; an infant brother, James Bishop, and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Hark Casner.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ted T. and Lori Bishop of Waynesville and a daughter-in-law, Rayma Bishop of Columbus.

The funeral will be Friday, November 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Brian Dunham, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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SAMUEL LEWIS VICTOR

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Samuel Lewis Victor, 65, of Washington C.H., Ohio passed in his sleep Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the James Cancer Hospital.

Sam is survived by his wife, the former MaryAnn Harper; children,  Amanda Victor of Pennsylvania, Jessi Dotson ( Billy) of North Lewisburg, Tyler Gossman of Washington C.H., Shane Blackwell (Melissa) of Smyrna, Tenn.; his grandchildren:  Harper, Corbin, Sammy and Maggie Dotson, Zack and McKensie Blackwell; great-grandson, Ford Blackwell of Tenn.  Sam was a cherished brother of Mary (Melvin) Garrabrant of Johnstown, Dorothy (Donald) McGlothlin of Centerburg and Melvin Lowrey of Newark. Sam is survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Lawrence and Macie Dearmon Victor and his beloved sister, Martha Lowrey.

Sam was a former Machinist for 20+ years with Nippert Company Delaware, Ohio, and Mueller Industries throughout the state of Tennessee.  After moving back to Ohio he was the General Manager of Food Court at the CMH Airport and a manager with Donotas. Sam was currently employed with Buckley Brothers, Inc. in Washington Court House.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Henry officiating.

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

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TERRY R. MERRITT

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Terry R. Merritt, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 1:01 p.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Terry was born February 12, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio to Frankie and Virginia Sheridan Merritt.  He was a graduate of Miami Trace High School; the University of Cincinnati and was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was formerly a mechanical engineer and currently owned and operated Beaters Auto Sales.

Terry, who was never married, was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dennis Merritt and two sisters, Sherry Cox and Rita Merritt.

He is survived by five siblings, Michael Merritt and his wife, Jennifer, Frankie Merritt, Jr. and his wife, Evelyn, Steve Merritt and his wife, Sheri, and Margie Sheridan, all of Washington Court House and Wendy Merritt of Cushing, OK.

The funeral will Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Randy Lee, minister at the Center Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6-8 p.m.

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SHARON C. KELLEY

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Sharon C. Kelley, 73, of Greenfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 8:20 p.m. following a short stay at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Sharon was born October 13, 1946, in Greenfield, Ohio to Herbert and Francis Snyder Price.  She was a lifelong Greenfield resident.

Sharon was a former member of the Greenfield Church of Christ.

She loved visiting with her kids, grandkids and all of her family.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Hunter Kelley and two brothers, Joe and Ron Price.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Kelley; three children and their spouses, Jennifer and Scott Carter and Richie and Jennifer Kelley, all of Greenfield and Bryan and Rhonda Kelley of Leesburg; three grandchildren, Levi (Kelsey) Carter of Chillicothe, Taylor Carter and Johanna Kelley, both of Greenfield; a great grandson, Ivan Carter of Chillicothe; a brother, Steve Price of Greenfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with her wishes, a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

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ROSALIE ALICE CARMAN

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Rosalie Alice Carman, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 12:53 p.m. at Court House Manor in Washington Court House where she had been residing since June 7, 2018.

Mrs. Carman was born October 25, 1943, in Brookville, Ohio to Vertie A. and Beulah E. Rodgers Butcher.   She was a member of the first graduating class of Miami Tracie High School and was a long time resident of Greenfield.

She formerly worked in the Ben Franklin department at Bob and Carl’s in Greenfield

Mrs. Carman was a member of the Pisgah-Mount Pleasant Federated Church.  For many years she entered her sewing and cooking projects in the Ross County Fair.  She was twice named Ross County Fair Homemaker of the Year.

On January 7, 1962, she married Harry Lee Carman.  He preceded her in death on August 12, 2008.  She was also preceded by a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Ruth Butcher and a nephew, David Butcher.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Robert Blazer and a grandson, Jeremy Blazer, all of Greenfield; a sister, JoAnn Bloom of Rockford, MN and a niece and three nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, November 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Kevin Hall, minister at  the Greenfield United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 12 Noon until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Humane Society, P.O. Box 471, 9331 State Route 24, Hillsboro, Ohio  45133.

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LANA LOUISE DURFLINGER

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Lana Louise Durflinger, 76, of Chillicothe, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House, died Monday, November 4, 2019, at 3:15 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where she had been a patient since Friday.

Lana was born August 19, 1943, in Fayette County, Ohio to (Charles) Harold and Wanda Louise Estep Durflinger.  She was a 1961 graduate of New Holland High School and attended Kentucky Christian College (University). She had lived in Lexington, KY from 1964-1994.

She formerly was a claims approver for Medicare and later was a medical assistant.  She then became a senior claims approver for Healthwise HMO in Lexington.

Lana, who was very knowledgeable about the Bible, was a member of the South Side Church of Christ where she had been a Sunday school teacher.  She had previously been a member of the Southland Church of Christ in Lexington, KY where she assisted in the direction of the church’s dramas.  She enjoyed doing crafts of all kinds.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Roger L. Durflinger on August 7, 2018.

Lana, who was never married, is survived by her sister, Rebecca Ruschel; a foster brother, Nicholas O’Dierno; several nieces and nephews and her many church friends, including Teresa Combs and June Milstead.

The funeral will be Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the South Side Church of Christ with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Barry Petitt and Todd Maurer, ministers at South Side Church, will also assist with the service.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Thursday until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Side Church of Christ, 921 South Fayette Street or the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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GLEN WARREN VERNON

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Glen Warren Vernon, 83, of Atlanta, Ohio died Friday, November 1, 2019, at 2:40 p.m. at his home.

He was born May 13, 1936, in Holmes County, Ohio to Wilbur Charles and Catherine Tomkins Vernon.  He was a graduate of Bloomingburg High School and had lived the past 50 years in the Atlanta community.

Before his retirement, he had worked 17 years at the Robertson Fence Company in Mt. Sterling and had also worked at the glove factory in Mt. Sterling.

Glen was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church and enjoyed working at its fish fries.

On August 6, 1960, he married the former Peggy Ann Nelson. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2010.

Glen is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Robin Vernon, and Rob and Rhonda Vernon, all of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Josh and Elizabeth Burnheimer, Felicia (Alphonso) Rice and Evan Vernon; six great-grandchildren, Logan Jeffers, Laura Burnheimer, Bryce Jeffers, Gabriella Vernon, Aaliyah Rice and Alphonso Rice, Jr.; two brothers, his twin, Gene Vernon and his wife, Helen, of Washington C.H. and Raymond Vernon of Atlanta; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alfred and Helen Nelson of Palm Bay, Florida and his best friend, Donna Evans of Atlanta.

The funeral will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Reverend Phillip B. Collie, Sr., minister at the Second Baptist Church in Washington C.H., officiating. Burial will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 N. Oakland Ave., Washington C.H., Ohio 43160 or the Atlanta United Methodist Church, c/o Jaime Heath, 24960 Moler Road, Williamsport, Ohio  43164.

Glen’s family would like to give special thanks to Cynthia and Phillip Collie, Emma Blair and Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County for the  exceptional and loving care they provided.