Johnnie Jr. Bailey
CROTON — Johnnie Jr. Bailey, 50, of Croton died April 14, 2005, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
RICHMOND, Va. — Vernon Pershing Johnson, 86, of Richmond, Va., died April 11, 2005.
He was born Nov. 13, 1918, in New London, and received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1940, while also studying at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Cadet Training Program, became a flight instructor, and was appointed aide-de-camp and pilot for the commanding general of the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, where he met his future wife who was serving in the American Red Cross in India.
He began his career in package design at Shellmar Products Co., which later became part of Continental Can Co., in Mount Vernon. He joined Package Products Co. in Charlotte, N.C., in 1962 and Reynolds Metals Co. in Richmond, Va., in 1968, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Mount Zion Lodge 9 at Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marcia (Hall) Johnson; children, Janis Johnson of Los Angeles, Susan Johnson of Mount Holly, N.C., and Stephen Hall Johnson of Cambridge, Mass.; and a grandson.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Bliley Funeral Homes’ Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond, Va. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 5 N. Fifth St., Richmond, Va.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the community service programs of The Rotary Foundation, c/o Bon Air Rotary Club, 2831 Braidwood Road, Richmond, VA 23225.
James L. Moran
WARSAW — James Lewis Moran, 59, of County Road 3, Warsaw, died April 13, 2005, at his residence.
He was born April 25, 1945, in Coshocton to Clarence Everett and Lulu Belle (Laflin) Moran. He retired in 1996 as a supervisor from AK Steel in Coshocton. He enjoyed woodworking, deer hunting, gardening and the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda L. (Phillips) Moran, whom he married Sept. 2, 1995; a daughter, Marcia K. Moran of Coshocton; three sons, Dana (Dan) Armstrong and John (Heather) Gilmore of Grove City and Shawn D. (Kelly) Gilmore of Columbus; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Moran of Fresno and Donis Moran of California; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Moran.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home at Warsaw. Graveside service will be Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. The Rev. Ron Davis will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039 Department 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039.
Daniel Sapp Sr.
MANSFIELD — Daniel D. Sapp Sr., 71, of Mansfield died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, due to complications from a long battle with emphysema.
He was born March 19, 1934, in Mount Vernon to Raymond I. and Helen Louise (Frye) Sapp. Daniel was a direct descendant of the Sapps who contributed to the founding of Danville and St. Luke Parish in the early 19th century. He spent his youth on farms in Danville and Mount Vernon, and was a resident of Knox County for many years. After graduating from Gambier High School, he attended business school in Columbus and served in the Ohio National Guard. During the 1960s and early 1970s, he owned and operated Jet Quality Cleaners in Mount Vernon. After receiving his real estate agent and broker licenses, he founded and operated Colonial Realty Co. in Mount Vernon. He sold houses and land in Knox and Richland counties.
Surviving Mr. Sapp are his children, David (Heidi) Sapp of Berlin Heights, Angelia Sapp of Mansfield and Danielle Sapp of Columbus; two grandchildren, Andrew and Emily Sapp; and his siblings, Wayne (Carolyn) Sapp of Mount Vernon, Jane (Joe) Colopy of Fredericktown, Dale (Nancy) Sapp of Howard and Evelyn (Gregg) George of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sister-in-law, Stanton and Harriett Sapp; and an infant daughter.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, Danville. The Rev. Richard Snoke will officiate. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the parish community room following the service. All are welcome to attend. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery, Danville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.