Destiny D. Fluhart
MOUNT VERNON — Destiny Dawn Fluhart, the infant daughter of Dave and Holly (Mullins) Fluhart, was stillborn Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Glenn and Randi Mullins and Sheila and Jeff Burton; her paternal grandparents, Rhonda and Jim Gartner and John Fluhart; maternal great-grandfather, Milton Mullins; paternal great-grandparents, Richard and Phyllis Fluhart and Clarice Bell; three aunts, Wendy Hood, Danielle Teagardin and Michelle Mullins; an uncle, Tommy Fluhart; and several cousins.
Destiny was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Adarene Mullins and Clyde and Juanita Newton; and paternal great-grandfather, Jack Bell.
There will be a graveside service Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at 11 a.m. in Mount Zion Cemetery at Bladensburg.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Newborns-in-Need, 192 McMillen Drive, Newark, OH 43055. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Wade O. Hankins
DELAWARE — Wade Orville Hankins, 87, of Delaware died June 6, 2005, at the home.
He was born June 19, 1917, to Jesse and Victoria (Beavers) Hankins in Tazewell County, Va. Mr. Hankins worked many years as a printing pressman for Shellmar, Continental Can, Ludlow in Mount Vernon, retiring from Ludlow in 1979. Wade began attending the Owl Creek Harmony Primitive Church in 1945. His family had a long-standing relationship with the Primitive Baptist Church which goes back to the early settlers in southwestern Virginia for whom Baptist Valley in Tazewell County was named united with the church but was a firm believer in the teachings of the Primitive Baptist Church.
He is survived by Jessie (Rash) Hankins, his wife of 57 years; son, David Lee (Vicki) Hankins of Imperial Beach, Calif.; daughter, Carla Jean Gillis of Delaware; grandchildren, Tina (David) Higgins, David (Shawn) Hankins, Richard Erow and Dakotah Hankins; great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Jessica and Danielle Higgins; sister, Jessie Mitchell of Centerburg; brother, Mack (Creta) Hankins of Miami, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas D., John Y., Arthur C. and Prentiss; daughter, Patricia Erow; and two grandsons, Gary Lynn Erow and Scottie Hankins.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. Elders Darvin Edwards and Jack Griffith will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Owl Creek Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Charles Griffith, Hall Road, Centerburg, OH 43011.
CENTERBURG — Kikuko “Butchie” Myers, 71, of Centerburg passed away Thursday, June 2, 2005, after a long and truly valiant struggle to overcome problem after problem that prevented her complete recovery from pneumonia. She faced these problems with courage, never complaining; she did her very best to stay with us. She was dearly loved by the many people whose lives she touched and brightened, always ready with kind words and an unwavering positive attitude, and will be sorely missed by many. Her hospital room was filled with friends and loved ones throughout the day Thursday. The family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers. She was a volunteer at Riverside Hospital for 12 years. A member of the Centerburg Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald C. Johnston, in 1970, and her second husband, James K. Myers, in 1982; father, Chuyo Ito; brother, Sadao; and granddaughter, Pamela.
She is survived by her mother, Masano Ito; daughters, Patrice Booth, Kathryn Johnston, Caryl (Dean) Gatton and Margo (Richard) Sparks; 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Jocelyn, Stephanie, Adam, Nicholas, Joseph, Matthew, Jennifer, Melissa, Christopher, Buddy and Kami; four great-grandchildren, Kaylie, Aspen, Anthony and Tristan; stepsons, Jeffrey, Gregory, Douglas and Thomas Myers; three sisters, Toshiko, Atsuko and Haruko; one brother, Hiroshi; several nieces and nephews.
A service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 S. Columbus Road, Centerburg. Evangelist Fred Albrecht will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery. The Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville assisted the family with arrangements.
Friends, if they wish, may donate to the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 S. Columbus Road, Centerburg, OH 43011.
Nick Pappas Sr.
WESTERVILLE — Nick J. Pappas Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Westerville Commons.
He was a member of The Greek Orthodox Cathedral the Annunciation. Nick was a highly decorated Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Battle of Anzio in the 3rd Division. He was an honorary member of the Columbus Club where he served and retired as a bar manager after 20 years of service.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Loretta “Terry”; a son, Nick (Karen) Pappas Jr.; stepson, William (Pam) Crowell Sr.; grandchildren, Krista, Michael, Andrea, Kacie Pappas, Bill Crowell Jr., Merry; two great-grandchildren; several loving nieces, nephews and in-laws.
The family will receive friends Wednesday fro 4 to 8 p.m. in the Shoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Kalr Road, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral will be Thursday, June 9, at noon at The Greek Orthodox Cathedral the Annunciation, 555 N. High St. The Rev. Michael Kontos will be celebrant. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.
Elizabeth A. Bailey
GAMBIER — Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Rush-Bailey, 44, of Gambier died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Beth was born Sept. 19, 1960, in Mansfield and graduated from Malabar High School in Mansfield. Beth received her associate’s degree in mental health counseling from the North Central Technical School in Mansfield. Beth had been employed by Help Line in Mansfield and as a counselor for the Freedom Center in Mount Vernon. She had also been employed by Concepts of Community Living for several years. Beth also served as a volunteer for the Knox County Head Start. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield.
Surviving are her husband, James M. Bailey of Gambier; her daughters, Makayla E. Bailey and Meredith Morgan Bailey, both of the home; her stepson, Joshua J. Bailey of Gambier; her mother, Florence “Betsy” (Campbell) Rush of Lucas; her father, William E. “Bill” Rush of Dayton; her paternal grandmother, Betty Gray of Cushing, Okla.; and her brother, Michael Rush of Arlington, Texas.
Her maternal grandparents, Wilbert and Florence Campbell, and her paternal grandfather, Robert Rush, preceded Beth in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Pellinen officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Beth Bailey Memorial Fund, in care of First-Knox National Bank, 1 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences to the family of Beth Bailey are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.