Paul Boubary Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — Paul Boubary Sr., 73, of East Burgess Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Richland County to the late George and Edna (Hickock) Boubary. Paul retired from the Quaker Oat Co., where he was a driver, in 1982, was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW Post 4027, and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-55.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Evelyn A. (Morris) Boubary; a stepson, James (Cindy) Sweet of Mount Vernon; three stepdaughters, Karen (Tom) Fowler of Mount Vernon, Kandy (William) Golden of Mount Vernon and Roberta (Russ) Day of Mount Gilead; two granddaughters; four stepgrandsons; five stepgranddaughters; five stepgreat-grandsons; two stepgreat-granddaughters; and a brother, Christ Boubary of Mansfield.
Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeannine Jones Boubary; his son, Paul Boubary Jr.; two brothers, Arthur and Frank Boubary; a sister, Helen Johnson; and stepfather, Ross Alfrey.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice. This obituary and online condolences can be made at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Gary M. Christopher
MOUNT VERNON — Gary M. Christopher, 65, of Shalimar Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Mount Vernon to Merle and Eileen E. (Graham) Christopher. He had been a member of the Army National Guard and was an avid outdoorsman where he loved fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Connie McCallister; a daughter, Tamara Archer of West Virginia; three grandchildren, Bradley, Kayla and Brett; two brothers, Joe (Cheryl) Christopher and Charles Christopher, both of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Linda (Larry) Alley of Gahanna.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Christopher.
The family will observe a private graveside service. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lois G. Daugherty
BELPRE — Lois G. (Clark) Daugherty, 84, of Belpre, formerly of Coolville, died Oct. 16, 2005, at the Marietta Center.
She was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Athens County and was the daughter of William “Ray” and Ella (Bingman) Clark. She was a member of the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Women’s Circle and the Belpre Civitan Club. She had worked for several years for Gustke General Store in Belpre.
Survivors include her son, Craig (Paula) Daugherty of Mount Vernon; her daughter, Penny (Brian) Green of Belpre; grandchildren, Nicole Daugherty Schnegg, April Morgan, and David and Laura Green; and a great-granddaughter, Allie Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell G. Daugherty; and a brother, Wendell Clark.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor David Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in the Coolville Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and up to service time on Wednesday.
An online register may be signed at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.
John Alex Sells Jr.
UTICA — A funeral service for John Alex Sells Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of the Utica area, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Homer Methodist Church with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Homer Cemetery.
John passed away peacefully at home Saturday evening, Oct. 15, 2005. He was born Sept. 17, 1921, in St. Louisville to the late John Alex and Clara (Kardos) Sells Sr.
He graduated from Utica High School in 1939 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from 1942-46. Throughout his life he worked at Owens Corning in Newark, Cooper-Bessemer in Mount Vernon, he and his wife owned and operated a grocery in Homer for a few years. Later he worked at The Miller Co. in Utica until they shut down. Then he went to G.E. Abrasives in Worthington where he worked until retiring at age 70.
He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing at Lake Erie with family, playing euchre, and watching baseball and football. He coached youth baseball for many years in Utica and later helped coach his grandsons at Homer. He was a member of the Homer Methodist Church, life member of American Legion Post 92, Veterans of Foreign War, Loyal Order of the Moose in Sandusky and Utica Senior Citizen Group.
He is survived by his daughter, Jody (Mike) Stair of Utica; grandsons, Brad Stair of Pickerington, Cpl. Brandon Stair of Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Bryson Stair of Findlay; son, Randy (Theresa) Sells; granddaughters, Jamie Sells and Brittany Sells, and great-granddaughter, Lillian Veverka, all of Marble Head; and special friend and companion, Naomi Giehl of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Wince Sells, who passed away May 20, 1996, they were married July 6, 1947; three sisters, Julia Sabo, Goldie Casteel and Ella Chopson; and brother, Stephen Selle.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to help Jamey Ax, a 2001 Northridge graduate who is battling osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, at Swinging Ax Foundation, Attn: Luke Atwood, 6209A VanFossen Road, Johnstown, OH 43031
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
MOUNT LIBERTY — Clarence “Stoney” Stoneburner, 91, of Mount Liberty passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Sonja R. Williamson
MOUNT VERNON — Sonja R. (Franz) Williamson, 53, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, in the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
Sonja was born May 14, 1952, at Mount Vernon, a daughter of the late Earl K. and Alice Marie (Mossholder) Franz. Sonja was a caseworker for the Knox County Job and Family Services, Mount Vernon, and attended the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. Sonja enjoyed gardening, especially raising roses. Sonja had an award-winning rose garden at her home.
Sonja is survived by husband, Duane A. Williamson, whom she married on Jan. 2, 1981; one son, Greg Fox and his wife, Belinda, of Howard; her stepmother, Mary Franz of Mount Vernon; three brothers, Max Franz and his wife, Andrea, of Mount Vernon, Tom Franz and his wife, Jackie, of Mansfield and Tim Franz, and his wife, Jennifer, of Mount Vernon; two half brothers, Butch and Jeff; one grandson, Devin Fox; and nieces and nephews, Christina, Dayna, Jessica, T.J., and K.C.
Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302-3807. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.