William J. Brown
DANVILLE — William Junior Brown, 61, of 16445 Brinkhaven Road, Danville, died M ay 4, 2004, at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif.
He was born Oct. 9, 1942, in Mount Vernon to Charles and Marguerite A. (Knox) Brown. He was an owner/operator truck driver and the former owner of Boyd & Brown Ready Mix Concrete in Fredericktown. He attended the Union Grove Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine (Reed) Brown, whom he married Jan. 16, 2002; a daughter, Teresa Brown of Fredericktown; two grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Rich (Darlene) Cline of Mount Vernon, Shelly (Bob) Vertrees of Danville and Ron (Judy) Cline of Danville; a brother, Tommy Brown of Columbus; a sister, Anna Bolenbaugh of Mount Vernon; and many special friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Brown.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Minister Clifford Beck officiating. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville with graveside military services conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Grove Church of Christ, 2135 TR 2, Killbuck 44637.
Emma E. Butler
BRINKHAVEN — Emma E. Butler, 70, of Township Road 11, Brinkhaven, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born Sept. 5, 1933, in Sutton, W.Va., to Steve and Lucy (Gillespie) Thayer. She was married to James L. Butler on Feb. 27, 1960. She was retired from General Motors in Columbus, where she worked for 28 years. She was a member of the Tiverton Baptist Church, and the National Arbor Society.
She is survived by her husband, James; a son, Chris Butler of Brinkhaven; two daughters, Lori (Rick) DeMarco of Killbuck and Terri (Scott) of Hedrick of Mount Sterling, Ky.; two granddaughters; two grandsons; one great-grandson; a sister, Betty Harris of Grove City; three brothers, James Thayer of Mount Sterling, Ky., Jobby Thayer of Berkley Springs, W.Va., and Bert Thayer of Baltimore, Md.; a sister-in-law, Jane Thayer of Broadbank, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Bruce Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Tiverton Baptist Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiverton Baptist Church.
BUTLER — Kenneth “Frank” McFarland, 84, of Cleveland Street, Butler, died Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2004, in Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon, following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Knox County to James and Olive (Alexander) McFarland, was graduated from Butler High School in 1939 and had been a lifelong Butler resident. He was a World War II Army veteran.
His wife, Mary E. (James) McFarland, to whom he was married on Aug. 14, 1953, preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1999.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Cotta McFarland of Perrysville; nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
In addition to his wife Frank was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, William, Roy, Floyd, Bryant, Berlin and Pat McFarland; and two sisters, Ruth Frederick and Irene Black.
A graveside service was held in Bellville Cemetery by the Rev. Keith McLaughlin. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home handled funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions to the Worthington Township-Butler Rescue Squad may be made through the funeral home.
MOUNT VERNON — Robert McLaughlin, 53, of Dixie Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 10, 2004. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ann E. Root
COLUMBUS — Ann Elizabeth Root, 77, of Columbus passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Glenmont Christian Science Nursing Care Facility in Hilliard.
Known as “Betty” by friends and her family in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Gaylord and Lena (Morris) Henrickson of Cairo, W.Va. Ann was an active member of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist of Columbus, and the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Boston, Mass. She lived for a number of years at JayCee Arms Apartments in Columbus, where she had many friends and good neighbors. She will be greatly missed by all for her generosity and her unique sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Root; and brother, William M. Hendrickson.
Surviving are a daughter, Marsha (James) Smithhisler of Danville; granddaughters, Rachel (Chase) Johnson, Debi (Nathan) Ackerman and Sarah Smithhisler; and great-granddaughter, Riley Johnson; as well as nephews, Ed (Deloris) Hendrickson and Mike (Mitsi) Hendrickson, and their children.
At her request no service will be held. The Weir-Arend Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
James K. Shannon
MOUNT VERNON — James K. Shannon, 64, of Mount Vernon died Monday evening, May 10, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.