Rick L. Borden
FRESNO — Rick L. Borden, 39, of County Road 171, Fresno, died Feb. 11, 2005, in the emergency room of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1965, in Coshocton to Robert and Reva (Kaser) Borden. He was a welder and employed by Coshocton Industries. He was a member of the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church. A 1983 graduate of River View High School and a graduate of Central Ohio Technical College with a mechanical engineering degree. He enjoyed antique tractors, pulling tractors, and took them to county fairs.
In addition to his parents of Coshocton, he is survived by a son, Jeremy Borden of Warsaw; a brother, Ron Borden of Coshocton; a sister, Raenel (J.P.) Bryan of Dublin; maternal grandparents, Klines and Marie Kaser of Warsaw; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Wilbert and Hazel Borden; an aunt and an uncle.
The funeral will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, where visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. The Rev. Jonathan Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, 45494 County Road 23, Coshocton, OH 43812; or the American Cancer Society, 3612 Maple Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.
John L. Chalfant
MOUNT VERNON — John L. Chalfant, 54, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital. Funeral services will be under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Lillian D. Cook
LOUGHMAN, Fla. — Lillian D. Cook, 97, of Loughman, Fla., died Feb. 10, 2005, at Davenport, Fla.
She was born March 8, 1907, the daughter of LeGrande and Hattie (Purdy) Davis.
She moved to the Loughman, Fla., area in 1959 from Knox County. She was a homemaker and a member of Kilburn Methodist Church in Ohio.
She is survived by husband, Leonard N. Cook of Loughman, Fla.; sons, Neil Denman and Gerald Denman, both of Ohio; a sister, Alda Little of Ohio; a stepson, Ernest Stewart of Georgia; and two stepdaughters, Jane Lemley and Clara Mashburn of Davenport, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Clarence Denman, Walter Lemley and George Stewart; a brother, Harold Davis; and sisters, Tamsin Denman and Elda Miller.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City, Fla., where funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Davenport, Fla.
MOUNT LIBERTY — Gary L. Durtschi, 67, of Mount Liberty died unexpectedly the morning of Feb. 11, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
SALEM — John Junior McFarland, 85, formerly of Cooperdale, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Blossom Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
He was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Walhonding to Charles Samuel and Nettie (Foster) McFarland. He was an operating engineer for the former W.P. McCarren Co. and Apache Aggregate. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving as a flight engineer. He was a member of the Coshocton Presbyterian Church, Warsaw Masonic Lodge 255, and the operating engineers local union.
He is survived by a daughter, Jill (Gregory) Klocek of Lisbon; a brother, James (Marge) McFarland of Nellie; nieces and nephew, Rita Reeb, Rhonda (Steven) Todd, Randy McFarland and Rhoda (Max) Crown; great-nieces and nephews, Bryan (Joanna) Reeb, Darrin Reeb, James and Megan Todd, Julie McFarland, and Courtney and Danielle Crown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine (Butler) McFarland, whom he married Aug. 6, 1949. She died May 2, 1999. He was also preceded in death by a son, Joel Butler McFarland; and an infant daughter, Jennifer Suzanne McFarland.
The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, where visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Robert Millspaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nadine McFarland Scholarship Fund, c/o The Coshocton Foundation, 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton, OH 43812.
Halley N. Smith
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — Halley Newton Smith, 94, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Countryside Healthcare.
A native of New Martinsville, W.Va., he was a retired Church of Christ minister and a member of the Midway Church of Christ.
Funeral service was Jan. 20 at the Neal Funeral Home Chapel with Olen Bassham and Danny Pettus officiating. Burial was in the Kidd Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Virginia School of Preaching, P.O. Box 785, Moundsville, WV 26041.
Survivors include his wife, Mable (Bilyeu) Smith of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; two sons, Fred Smith of Xenia, Ohio, and Jim Smith of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Condolences may be sent to Mable Smith, Countryside Nursing Home, Buffalo Road, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464.