HOWARD — Martin Caldwell, 66, of Wooster Road, Howard, departed this life to be with his heavenly father, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at MedCentral Health System in Mansfield, after an extended illness.
He was born July 22, 1938, in Ranger, W.Va., to Virgil and Dova (Staley) Caldwell. He was a member of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. Martin loved talking to everyone he knew about our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. He had spent the last 27 years in Knox County. Most will remember Martin from being at Lin’s Drive Inn in Amity from 1985 to 1997. He enjoyed fishing, which gained him the nickname “Catfish.” Martin enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica until his illness no longer permitted him to do so.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda (Wiley) Caldwell, whom he married Oct. 25, 1958, in Ashland. Also surviving are two sons, Joseph (Marsha) Caldwell of Constantine, Mich., and Todd Caldwell of Sturgis, Mich.; three daughters, Angela Harris of Newark, Myra (Jason) Shellenbarger of Mount Vernon and Lynnette (Vernon) Snoddy of Hayesville; 11 grandchildren, Joey II, Joshua and Jeremiah Caldwell, Jennifer (Brad) Bright, Shannon and Sabrina Pearson, Sheyenne Shellenbarger, Tameika and Tyeisha Harris, and Tyler and Trevor Snoddy; and a great-granddaughter, Cyrah Ann Bright who completed the family circle. Martin also leaves behind three brothers, L.D. Caldwell and Thurman Caldwell, both of Michigan, and Kenon Caldwell of Florida; and two sisters, Narmie Mae Griffith of West Virginia and Charlotte Sias of Tennessee.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Caldwell.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Frankie Frye will officiate. A private burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Edith C. Carter
MOUNT VERNON — Edith C. Carter of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born May 28, 1924, in Cheshire, England, to John and Edith (Cole) Harding and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1965. Edith was a veteran of the Women’s Royal Enlisted Navy (WRENS) serving in England during World War II. She had also been a volunteer at the Knox Community Hospital for many years.
She is survived by a son, Phillip Carter of Dunwoody, Ga.; a daughter, Carol (James) Costello of Warner Robins, Ga.; four grandchildren, Erika Carter, Gillian Carter, Christina Hancock and Stephen Costello; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Taylor Hancock; a brother, Derek Harding of England; and two sisters, Shirley Williams of Columbus and Doreen Gould of England.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl Carter.
Edith chose to donate her body to The Ohio State University Medical School. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
BELLVILLE — Charles G. Swihart, 87, of Bellville died Dec. 16, 2004, in Alterra Sterling House.
He was born April 13, 1917, in Knox County to Samuel and Lillie (Folk) Swihart. Charles was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired from United Telephone-Sprint in 1982. He was a member of Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church, Fredericktown Senior Citizens and Bellville VFW Post.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Maxwell) Swihart; two sons, John H. (Shirley) Swihart and Kenneth B. (Janice) Swihart, both of Bellville; a daughter, Norma J. Gutto of San Jose, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bertie Jones of Gambier.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Oren Swihart; and a sister, Keziah Indoe.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Don Farner and Jim Sharp will officiate. Burial, with military honors conducted by Irvin Hiskey Post 535 of the American Legion, will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.