MOUNT VERNON — Amelia Assad, 88, of Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born March 1, 1918, in Cuyahoga County to the late Joseph and Victoria (Aramoon) Assad.
Ms. Assad is survived by a brother, George Assad of Arizona; and a nephew, Richard Caraboolad.
A graveside service will be Tuesday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Myrtle Humes Doubikin
MOUNT VERNON — Myrtle D. Humes Doubikin, 94, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon.
Myrtle was born March 15, 1912, in Knox County to John and Lilly Vess and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She was a beautician by trade and had owned and operated the Charm Beauty Shop in Mount Vernon for 60 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, the National Hairdressers Association and the Knox County Historical Society.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda McQueen of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, LeAnne Tindall, Victoria (Ed) Piar and Susan Rambo, all of Mount Vernon, Steven (Belinda) Savage of Apple Valley and Cathryn Cooperrider of Westerville; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Humes and Tellis V. Doubikin; her son, Gary Humes; two brothers, Chester Vess and Virgil Vess; and three sisters, Minnie Pipes, Edna Steinmetz and Stella Booth.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Bob Hendrix will officiate.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lewis R. Hoar
MOUNT VERNON — Lewis R. Hoar, 82, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday evening, May 31, 2006, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Forest D. Porter
SPARTA — Forest D. Porter, 92, of Sparta died Tuesday afternoon, May 30, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born in Marengo Sept. 26, 1913, the son of Floyd and Verna (Sears) Porter. Forest was a graduate of Sparta High School.
On Oct. 8, 1934, Forest married his wife of over 60 years, Isabelle Marie (Palmer) Porter. Forest was the treasurer for Sparta High School, Highland High School, and Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School for 32 years. As a dedicated community member he was on the original boards of the Morrow County Hospital, Highland High School and Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School. He was also on the board at Sparta High School until he became their treasurer. A known “handyman” he was also an electrician, plumber and farmer. He was a member of the Sparta United Methodist Church and had previously served as Sunday School Superintendent and trustee. Forest enjoyed watching all levels of athletics especially baseball and basketball; willing to give you play by play on the event. He even coached basketball for a couple of years in the ’40s. He also enjoyed a good round of golf whether out on the course or watching on television. He will be remembered as “kind hearted,” “dedicated,” “community minded” man who loved his family and the time he spent with them.
Forest is survived by his three sons, Maurice (Judy) Porter of Cardington, Donald (Helen) Porter of Marengo and David (Jewel) Porter of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Barbara (Richard) Slack of Marengo; a daughter-in-law, Rita Porter of Centerburg; 12 grandchildren, Debra Higgins, Steven Slack, Linda Hall, Bill Deckling, Gil Porter, Jill Mirise, Roger Porter, Robin Porter, Ryan Porter, Randy Porter, Tony Porter and Megan Porter; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Russ Palmer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on July 17, 1995; his son, Neil, in 2002; and a brother, Lowell S. Porter
The family will greet friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sparta United Methodist Church, 22 N. Church St. (Ohio 314), with Pastor Larry Carnes officiating. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery, near Sparta.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Forest Porter, Highland Schools Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 98, Sparta, OH 43350. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dolores F. Pumphrey
SAN ANTONIO, Texas —Dolores Frances (Jalbert) Pumphrey, 96, awoke in the presence of God, May 29, 2006.
She was born Nov. 23, 1909, to Joseph and Catherine (Daugherty) Jalbert in Woonsocket, R.I., the second of seven children. She graduated from Woonsocket High School and the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in orthoptics. In 1932, she married Dr. Gordon H. Pumphrey. They both worked a the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where Mrs. Pumphrey organized the School for Orthoptic Technicians, the first of such schools in the United States. During World War II, they lived in Washington, D.C., and Santa Fe, N.M. After the war, they moved to Mount Vernon, where her husband established his practice of otolaryngology. She worked as an orthoptist in his office for many years. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Mount Vernon, and, as a member of that sorority, was instrumental in bringing Meals on Wheels to the elderly.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband; and son, John Malcom Pumphrey.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy; grandchildren, Kristen Ellis Hinds, John Pumphrey Ellis and Sarah Ellis Barth; great-granddaughter, Wallis Margarethe Barth; sister, Barbara Jalbert; brother, Col. Donald Jalbert; and many nieces and nephews.
She was known for her wonderful infectious laugh and her love of life. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all who so tenderly cared for Mama — Maricela Esquivel, Dianna Rosales, Ofelia Garcia, Mary Swetlick and Brenda Maroul.
Memorial service will be Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at Porter Loring North Chapel, 2102 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232; (210) 495-8221. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.porterloring.com.
SHAKER HEIGHTS — Lane K. Thompson, 85, of Shaker Heights died May 12, 2006.
He was the beloved husband of the late Jacqueline S. (Schreck); dearest father of Suzy (Ken) Walker of Greensboro, N.C., Steve (Marti) of Richmond, Va., and John of Miami, Fla.; cherished grandfather of Kate, Caroline and Chrissie Walker, and Bob and Erick Thompson; dear brother of Margaret Ann Bair of Mount Vernon; and brother-in-law of Alan Schreck (wife Nancy McCann) of Lakewood.
Memorial service will be Friday, June 2, 2006, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 100 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Arrangements are by Nicol-Wells-Kloss of Cleveland.
Family suggests contributions be made to Kenyon College Alumni Office, Gambier, OH 43022; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, OH 45263-4445.