MOUNT VERNON — Edward L. Cordray, 81, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born April 6, 1922, in McConnelsville, the son of Glenn W. and Mary G. (Roberts) Cordray and had been a Mount Vernon resident since 1946. He retired from the Chattanooga Glass Co. after 34 years of employment. Mr. Cordray had been an avid sportsman, a hunter and a fisherman. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Cordray of McConnelsville; a daughter, Diana Bowles of Mount Vernon; three sons, Larry Lee (Janot) Cordray and Leslie Lloyd (Marlene) Cordray, both of McConnelsville and Raymond Alan (Michele) Cordray of Gainsville, Ga.; grandchildren, Charlene Eckert, Jay Cordray, Kim Emig, Michael Cordray, Major Bowles Jr., Alan Cordray and Nathan Cordray; and sisters, Eleanor (Max) Coleman of Heath and Evelyn (Cliff) Wallace of Beverly.
He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Frances (Payne) Cordray; and a brother, Donald Cordray.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Doris M. Payne
DANVILLE — Doris Mae (Young) Payne, 73, of Nashville Road, Danville, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
She was born March 1, 1931, in Cleveland to George R. and Cora (Dunham) Young. On Sept. 19, 1953, she was married to Lawrence Payne, who survives. She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Larry (Laura) Payne, Gary (Deb) Payne and Dennis (Susan) Payne, all of Danville; a daughter, Christine (Matt Koch) Payne of Winter Garden, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Amiee, Kevin, Travis, Jeremy, Kasey, Kelly, Katie, Tracy and Andrew; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Judy Klavins of Danville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother-in-law, Juris Klavins.
Funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Danville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doug Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church and until service time on Thursday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Danville United Methodist Church or the American Kidney Fund, 611 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852; or at www.akfinc.org. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements.