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MONTY DOUGLAS JOHNSON

Monty Douglas Johnson, born April 8,1960, known to his friends and family as Doug or “Cowboy,” died August 9th at home in New Holland, Ohio, at the age of 61. Doug leaves behind his wife Patty, his daughter Jennifer, his horses Stella and Peep, and his dog Jasper. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis June, his father Monte, his half-brother Ben Wirtz, and his half-sister Charlene Johnson.

Doug grew up in Grove City, Ohio, and was a member of the High School Rodeo Association. He retired from Complete General Construction Company and was a member of the Laborers’ Local 423.

Doug’s passion was working with horses. Early in his life, he was an outrider at Beulah Park and for the past several years he was a trainer for John Osborne Performance Horses.

“You can see it in your mind. Him, leanin’ in the saddle with his ol’ hat on his head. Contentment set upon his face like blankets on a bed. The leather creaks a little as he shifts there in the seat. The bit chains give a jingle when his pony switches feet. And you somehow get the feelin’ that he’s sittin’ on a throne. A’gazin’ out on paradise just like it was his own.“-Baxter Black

The family will hold a memorial service at their earliest ability. Please contact jloycejohnson@gmail for details.

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

DAVID NEIL JACKS

David N. Jacks, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 9:50 p.m. shortly after arrival at Adena Fayette Medical Center

David was born May 22, 1944, in Jamestown, Ohio to Harry and Pauline Holmes Jacks.  He was a 1962 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and lived most of his life in this community.

Following his retirement as a farmer, he worked for R & L Carriers until 2010.

He was a member of the Anchor Baptist Church.  He had a keen mind and enjoyed reading and studying the Bible.  David had a lifelong interest in airplanes and loved flying.  He was an enthusiastic Ohio State University football fan and fondly took care of his pet cats.

David was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Pierson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sherry Thacker-Semer whom he married March 6, 1987; a brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Winnie Jacks of DeGraff, OH; a brother-in-law, James Pierson of Xenia; a sister-in-law, Barbara Fultz of Washington Court House; an aunt, several nieces and nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with his brother, Stephen Jacks, officiating.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160 or Samaritan’s Purse, 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607.

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SHARON KAY BARTON

Sharon Kay Barton, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at her home.

Sharon was born July 16, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio to Curtis Earl and Georgia Jemima Sexton Locey.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She was a member of the Gregg Street Worship Center.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Eugene Barton in 1999; two grandsons, Anthony Waller and John “Auggie” Beine, Jr.; her parents and five siblings, Gloria Charlene Locey, Otis (Junior) Locey, Delbert Locey, George Lynch and Robert Locey.

She is survived by three children, Georgia Kay Dyer and her husband, Thomas, of Columbus, Deborah (Brett) Beine-Waller of Washington Court House and John Beine of St. Louis, MO; two step-children, Sarah Morris and Danny Morris; nine grandchildren, Kendra Hayslip, B.J. Beine, Charles Anderson, Brettney Waller, Abby Beine and Mary Meeks, Candy Waller, Brandi Jones and Brendell Waller;  great grandchildren, Kholie, Kaitlyn, Anthony, Hailee, Joesph, Randy and Lily and also five very special great granddaughters, Debbie and Taylor Frisby, Makalah and Sophie Waller and Kierston Anderson; three great great grandchildren, Naitlee, Gunner and Railson; two brothers, Ernest Lynch, Jr. of Washington Court House and Harold Locey of Columbus, GA; two sisters, Connie Spillman of Washington Court House and Virginia Freeman of Whittaker, NC; several nieces and nephews including Phoebe and Lorretta and numerous cousins.

The funeral will be Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Malloy Breihaupp, Jr., minister at the Gregg Street Worship Center, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sabina Cemetery.

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

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E. LUCILLE DAVIS

E. Lucille Davis, 101, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, July 30, 2021, at 4:10 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing since January.

Mrs. Davis was born August 5, 1919, in Jeffersonville, Ohio to Ottis and Audrey Miller Straley and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a 1937 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College. Before her retirement in 1975, she had been a second grade school teacher for 36 years, six in New Holland and the remainder in the Washington City Schools.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; Alpha Delta Chapter of Ohio State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She was an avid bell collector and was a member of the American Bell Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Thomas Davis on November 28, 1958; by her special family friend, James G. “Jim” Shoaf on April 8, 2020, and an infant brother.

She is survived by her friends and caregivers, Ronald and Sharie Shoaf of London and several cousins.

The funeral will be Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 11 a.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 New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
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ROBERT L. VanDYKE

Robert L. VanDyke, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 9:25 p.m. at his home following an extended illness.

He was born June 26, 1933, in Pike County, Ohio to Walter and Nellie Mossbarger VanDyke.  He was a 1952 graduate of Fairfield High School in Leesburg.  He had formerly lived in Pike County and Greenfield but spent most of his life in this community.

He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 38 years before his retirement in 1994.  He then was a maintenance worker at the Carnegie Public Library where he enjoyed the companionship of his co-workers and many friends.  He had also worked at the Fayette County Airport and Carriage Court Assisted Living.

Bob was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church and the National Association of Letter Carriers.  He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Lee VanDyke on October 20, 2020; four brothers, Charles, Jesse, Russell and Howard VanDyke and four sisters, Mary Bell, Phyllis Smith, Helen Matthews and Dorothy McCallister.

Bob is survived by his wife, the former Frances (Fran) Wissinger whom he married November 26, 1955; three children, David A. VanDyke and his wife, (Polly) of Zanesfield, OH; Robert J. VanDyke and his special friend, Mandy Ogan, and Beth  McCane, and her husband, Tim, all of Washington Court House; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Kyle (Ashton), Gabriel and Sarah VanDyke, Scott, Mason (Emily), Jameson and Jordan McCane; two great grandchildren, Edel VanDyke and Natalie McCane; a sister, Annie Schmidt of Scottsdale, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Cyrus Haddad, pastor at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Monday from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue or the special renovation project at St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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(ALICE) JOYCE JINKS

(Alice) Joyce Jinks, 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 6:25 a.m. at her home.

Joyce was born May 12, 1932, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Charles Franklin and Dorothy Sheley Crone.  She was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

She was formerly an office worker for Ohio Bell Telephone Company in Columbus.

Joyce was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She had also been a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

On June 10, 1955, she married Ray Henry Jinks.  He preceded her in death on March 5, 2019.

She is survived by three children, Wayne Alan Jinks, Debra Joyce and David McCoppin and Michael Ray and Heidi Jinks, all of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, David Jinks, Kevin (Sherry) Jinks, Amy (Chris) Martinez, Stacey (Adam Willis) Jinks, Stephanie Jinks, John McCoppin and Steven (Katie) McCoppin; three great grandchildren, Kelsey and Kiley Martinez and Alan Jinks ; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Nancy Crone of Berea, Ohio and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, H. Richard and Luberta Wolfe of Washington Court House.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 5 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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

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BERNIECE ELLEN SAXOUR

Berniece Ellen Saxour, 92, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, July 23, 2021, at 5:10 p.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since 2016.

Berniece was born April 2, 1929, in New Holland, Ohio to Worley Michael and Bessie Forsythe Funk.  She lived most of her life in New Holland where she was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ.

She had formerly been an aide at various area nursing homes.

Berniece was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Adam “Sonny” and Janice Saxour; a grandson, Jason Saxour; five brothers, Neil, Virgil, Harley Allen, Worley (Buster) Funk and Donald Funk and two sisters, W. Marie Funk and Ethel Williams.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Cheryl Saxour of New Holland and Richard and Debbie Saxour of Frankfort; a daughter, Mary Ann Riley of Athens, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Vikki) Funk and Larry Funk; seven sisters, Joan East, Ruby Adams, Phyllis McCoy, Linda (Charles) Smith, Carolyn Funk, Marilyn Hettinger and Sarah Jane Picklesimer and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.  A family gathering of remembrance will take place at a later date.

The family extends special thanks to the  staff at Court House Manor and Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County for their efficient, kind and loving care of Berniece.

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

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DEBORAH JANE JETT (Updated)

Deborah Jane Jett, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 7:19 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been a patient since July 16.

Deborah was born February 21, 1948, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Charles Layton and Lucy Alverda James Puckett.  She was a graduate of Washington Senior High School and lived most of her life in Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Deborah is survived by four children, Christina Hall and her husband, John Whitt, of Mount Sterling, Stacy Woods and her husband, Roddy, of Chillicothe, John L. Jett, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Aiken, SC, Chastity Wilson of Chillicothe and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 30, 2021,  at 11 a.m. at the Highlawn Cemetery with the Rev. DeVon Davis, chaplain for Heartland Hospice, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House..

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BEVERLY JOYCE COIL HAINES

Beverly Joyce Coil (Haines) was born during a snowstorm at her parents’ home in Jeffersonville, Ohio on November 5, 1934.  Her parents were Lester Darrell Coil and Frances Virginia Whiteside Coil.  She grew up on a farm in Jeffersonville and had two brothers:  Franklin Kurt Coil and Michael Kent Coil.

During high school she acted in plays, sang in chorus and was nominated queen of several festivals.  She also played the clarinet.

She met her future husband Arthur Webster Haines at a 4-H Camp in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He was 16 and she was 14.  He grew up on a farm in Wilmington, Ohio.  They dated off and on during high school.

In college, Arthur studied physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  When he graduated, he proposed marriage to Beverly and they were married Sunday, August 1, 1954, at the Friends Meeting House in Wilmington, Ohio.  They drove off afterward in a Fiat convertible to honeymoon in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Beverly started college at Otterbein in Westerville, Ohio and after marrying Arthur finished her degree in elementary education at Guilford College in North Carolina.  While she was finishing her degree, Arthur taught math and physics at the college.  When Eleanor Roosevelt came to speak at Guilford College she had dinner and stayed overnight with Beverly and Arthur at their apartment.

Upon her graduation from Guilford College they moved to Boston, Massachusetts so that Arthur could attend the Harvard Business School in Cambridge.   After graduating with a Master’s in Business Administration they moved to the Palo Alto, California area where he took a job as a sales engineer with Hewlett Packard.  She worked as a teacher or librarian during those early years.

They had 4 children:  Beverly Kyle Haines, Donel Arthur Haines, Barry Ray Haines and Kurt Olmsted Kingsley Haines.  Unfortunately, Kurt Olmsted died in 1990 at 19 years old of an accidental drowning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on a weekend trip while he was attending the University of California at Berkeley.

They stayed in Northern California the majority of their marriage first in Atherton and later Sacramento.   Arthur loved convertible Fiats and belonged to the Fiat Club.  They had many wonderful times driving around beautiful California with the club. Arthur died in 1992 at 60 from a heart attack.   Beverly remained in their home until 2016 when she moved into a Board & Care in Rocklin, California.

An avid music lover, she spent her final weeks and hours tapping her toes while listening to Great American Songbook music.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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MAX ROLAND OURS

Max Roland Ours, 80, of New Holland, Ohio died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 12:44 p.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation where he had been a patient since June 29.  He had been ill the past month.

Max was born September 11, 1940, at Crown City in Gallia County, Ohio to Donald and Elsie Phillips Ours.  He was reared in Gallipolis but lived most of his life in Washington Court House and New Holland.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Max was a member of Fayette Lodge F. & A.M. #107 and a lifetime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

On February 4, 1968, he married the former Bonnie Mae Minshall.  She preceded him in death on July 27, 2019.  He was also preceded by a sister, Donna June Sanders and a half-brother, Darrell Ours.

Max is survived by six children, Donnie (Gloria) Ours, Max (Julie) Ours and Cathy (Pete) Smith, all of Gallipolis, Vickie (Trent) Hamilton of Pleasant City, OH, Michelle Ours of Frankfort and Tami Ours of Jeffersonville;  six grandchildren, Justin and Aiden Pence, Chris Biars, Jake Proctor, Amy Thompson and her husband, Dalton, and Gage Smith.

A Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor at the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House from 12 Noon Saturday until time of the Masonic service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Road, Unit B, Circleville, Ohio  43113.