Lawrence A. Bucklew
COSHOCTON — Lawrence Allen Bucklew, 84, a resident of the Coshocton Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at the care center.
A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in South Lawn Cemetery with Don Root officiating, and graveside military rites by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 High St., Columbus, OH 43085. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements. This obituary is available online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Erma J. Jones
MOUNT VERNON — Erma Jean Jones, 73, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon following a courageous battle with ALS.
Erma was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Richland County to Frank and Ethel (Edwards) Davis. She spent most of her lifetime in Knox County, graduating from Amity High School in 1950. Erma had been a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon for over 50 years. She had worked for the Knox County Board of Elections as a poll worker and a presiding judge. She was a member of the Gambier Pythian Sisters; Knox Chapter 236, Order of Eastern Star; Ladies of the White Shrine; Mary’s Happy Clowns; and the Country Club Retirement Campus Red Hat Society.
Surviving are her daughters, Debra L. (Kenneth) Schwab of Middletown and Gwendolyn S. (Jim) Poland of Mount Vernon; her sons, Robert T. (Martha) Jones and Brent R. Jones, both of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Allison Schwab, Lindsay Schwab, Vinson (Stephanie) Poland, LaKeshia Jones, Quentin Jones and Chelsea Jones; a great-granddaughter, Ryann Poland; her brother, Sam Davis of Mount Vernon; her sister, Betty (Richard) Johnson of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert L. Jones, on April 24, 1997; her sister, Evelyn “Dollie” Alberts; and five brothers, Virgil Davis, Ellis Davis, George Davis, Donald Davis and Dale Davis.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A funeral service celebrating the life of Erma J. Jones will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to ALS Foundation, Western Ohio Chapter, 1810 MacKenzie Drive, Suite 120, Columbus, OH 43220; or to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — Charlotte E. Layton, 73, of Centerburg died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Mount Camel Hospital East.
She retired as a cook from the Village at Westerville
Surviving are children, Gary (Annette) Layton of Centerburg, Bob (Debbie) Layton of Fredericktown, Ed (Becky) Layton of Whitehall, Viky (Thomas) Looker of Centerburg, Stella (Craig) Smith of Fredericktown and Greg (Karen) Layton of Newark; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Myron H. Cherry of Sunbury; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harry; her parents, Myron and Beatrice Cherry; and a brother, Glen William Cherry.
Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Tuesday, Aug. 23, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery at Johnstown.
Bill M. McGinnis
DANVILLE — William Meek “Bill” McGinnis Jr., 73, of McGinnis Road, Danville, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Morrow County to Oria (DeBoard) and William M. McGinnis Sr. On Aug. 30, 1956, he was married to his wife of nearly 49 years, Eva (Bower) McGinnis. He served in the U.S. Army as an MP, and retired from the Mount Vernon Police Department after 30 years. He was a member of the Danville Church of Christ and the American Legion Post 650. He was an avid hunter and farmer, and loved walking his farmland with his dogs.
He is survived by his wife, Eva; his mother, Oria of Mount Vernon; a brother, Lawrence “Larry” (Kathy) McGinnis of Mount Vernon; a sister, Margie Bell of Mount Vernon; a sister-in-law, Pauline McGinnis of Howard; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Richard; and a brother-in-law, James Bell.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Minister Craig Mulpas will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Graveside military rites will be performed by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to service time Monday.
Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229; or the Danville Church of Christ, 15961 Danville-Jelloway Road, Danville, OH 43014.