Lewis H. Butler
MARTINSBURG — A funeral service for Lewis H. Butler, 85, of Martinsburg will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Butler died Aug. 31, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born April 26, 1919, in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late John A. and Ruth M. (Hill) Butler.
He spent his early life in Utica and vicinity; attending Utica and Tuma Run Schools. In the late 1930s, he was enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps for nearly three years in Montana and California. After a short enlistment in the Ohio National Guard, he enlisted into the regular Army in February 1941. He was assigned to the 18th Coastal Artillery in Oregon where he planted and serviced submarine mines. He graduated from Army Infantry Officer Candidate School in November 1942 and received his commission to second lieutenant. He was then assigned to the 104th Infantry Division in Oregon as an anti-tank unit commander and a battalion staff officer. During the transition period her served as liaison to the Australian Army 3rd Division. In January 1945, he participated in the initial landing on Luzon; he was wounded in the Battle of Manila; he was released for the hospital in White Sulfur Springs, W.Va., and was separated from the Army in February 1946. He then worked as a payroll clerk for Swisher Corp. builders of the Miller Co. in Utica. After a short employment with the Miller Co. he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in January 1946 at the rank of master sergeant. After attending schools he was the chief radio operator at the Flying Tiger Headquarters in Florida; he was transferred to Japan in 1949 where he attended the 8th Army Signal School for radio repairmen. Returning to the United States he was phase chief in the radio maintenance school at Scott Field, Ill., and transferred to Newfoundland in 1955 where he served as circuit outage analyst. Returning to the United States in 1958, he was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C.; in 1959-60 he attended the advanced radio maintenance school at Kessler AFB Mississippi. After graduation he was then assigned to the Reno Air Defense Sector at Stead AFB Nevada. In 1961, he was sent to Germany and was assigned to an aircraft control warning site; returning to the United States in 1963 he was field maintenance supervisor in the Tactical Air Command at Shaw AFB South Carolina where he retired from active duty in 1964 as a senior master sergeant. Shortly after he retired he went to work as a civilian employee at the Newark Air Force Station. In 1972 he retained the rank of first lieutenant after 30 years of service; he then retired for the Air Force Station in 1977.
He was a life member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America and the BMW Motorcycle Riders Association.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virgie (Goodall) Butler; a son, Lewis Wayne Butler of Martinsburg; a daughter, Nancy L. (Phil) Banks of St. Louisville; five grandchildren, Jason and Jennifer Butler and Kevin Butler, all of Mount Vernon, Christal Banks and Clayton Banks, both of St. Louisville; brothers, Albert E. (Helen E.) Butler of Chandler, Ariz., and Allen V. (Letha) Butler of Ridgeway; an aunt, Martha Butler Stull of Mount Vernon; cousins, John and Barbara Butler of Mount Vernon and Louzella (Butler) and Doug Long of Utica; and a niece, Tanna Bagent Garney of Florida.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Utica Church of Christ, 115 N. Central Ave.
Leonard ‘Jim’ Daughriety
MOUNT VERNON — Leonard “Jim” Daughriety, 43, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 29, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Sept. 21, 1960, in Mount Vernon to Leonard and Wanda (Steele) Daughriety. He was employed by Gilmore Brothers at Lancaster. Jim was a member of Northside Church of Christ; was an avid hunter, fisherman and horseman; and raised and trained horses. He loved being on the farm and being with his grandkids. Jim gave the gift of life through tissue donation.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie (Shipman) Daughriety, whom he married Feb. 14, 1992. Also surviving are his mother of Buckeye Lake; sons, Robert (Angie) Hissong of Newark and Brady Daughriety of Mount Vernon; daughters, Kassidy Gonde of Utica and Penni Daughriety of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Hannah Gonde, Tanatsa Gonde, Logan Hissong and Levi Hissong; two brothers, Terry (Rita) Daughriety of Buckeye Lake and Tom (Kim) Daughriety of Mount Vernon; a sister, Tammy Bolton of Buckeye Lake; nieces and nephews; and several more family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 4588 Marion Road NE. Mr. Bruce Hissong will officiate. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
Eldon F. Frye
MOUNT VERNON — Eldon F. Frye, 86, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
Norma D. Mintier
MOUNT VERNON — Norma D. Mintier, 87, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
Nick W. Reed
MOUNT VERNON — Nick W. Reed, 37, of Feasel Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004.
He was born Nov. 1, 1966, in Buckhannon, W.V., to Charles and Betty (Bennett) Reed. He graduated in 1985 from Western Reserve High School in Collins. He had attended Ehove Career Center from 1984-85 where he took heating and air conditioning. Mr. Reed was attending nursing school at the Knox County Career Center. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1985 to 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Becky (Haywood) Reed and their unborn child; five children, Kyle Reed, Cody Reed, Curtis Reed, Katrina Reed and Taylor Blacksten, all of Mount Vernon; a sister, Janice Reed of Sandusky; a grandmother, Teressa Bennett; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Mark Haywood, mother-in-law, Valerie (Carl) Parrish, and their children, Carl J. Parrish, Daniel Parrish, Dustin Parrish; and a sister-in-law, Heidi (Josh) Dible and their son, Devin Dible.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Franice (Coon) Reed; grandfathers, Henry Reed and Orlando Bennett; and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held today at 4 p.m. at the Brandon Baptist Church in Brandon. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the children, for continued education and can be left with the family. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Pauline S. Riel
MARENGO — Pauline S. Riel, 80, of Marengo died Aug. 31, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Wooster.
She was born in Berrien County, Ga., on Oct. 12, 1923, to David J. and Nettie (Akridge) Skinner. She taught at schools in Berrien County, Marengo and Mount Vernon, and was an elementary school principal for the Mount Vernon City Schools for 20 years. She had been a delegate to six GOP National Conventions, and had been selected to attend the current GOP National Convention in New York City. She had been inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame.
Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca (Rick) Grissinger of Wooster; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Albert Skinner of Aiken, S.C., Charlie Skinner of Cairo, Ga., and George Skinner of Ray City, Ga.; two sisters, Kathleen Hendley of Nashville, Ga., and Eloise Nash of Lilburn, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond “Red” Riel; and two brothers, William Skinner and David J. Skinner Jr.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home at Mount Gilead. Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Mount Gilead. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery. Full obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ralph E. Welker
MOUNT VERNON — Ralph E. Welker, 63, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 31, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.