John Hunt Jr.
FRESNO — John Hunt Jr., 54 of 26728 County Road 10, Fresno, died Dec. 5, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Funeral service will be Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with the Rev. Ronald Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
M. Leona Marshall
COLUMBUS — M. Leona Young Nethers Quillen Marshall, 99, of Columbus, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, 2006, at her residence in Columbus.
She was born on June 2, 1907, in Coshocton County to Nelvin L. and Edith G. (Rahn) Young. She was a 62-year member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Mount Vernon, where she was a charter member of the church and an organist for over 20 years. She worked for Timken Roller Bearing Co. from 1944 to 1949. She then earned her LPN and psychiatric aide degree from the Mount Vernon State Hospital, where she retired from after 23 years of service. At The Station Break Senior Citizen Center she was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and a receptionist in the dining room for 20 years.
She is survived by her son, the Rev. Norman B. (Dorothy) Nethers of Columbus; three grandchildren, Sharon Ellsworth of San Diego, Calif., Gail Waldeck of Columbus, Benjamin Nethers of Powell; and a great-grandson, Caden Nethers.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Richard L. Nethers; three husbands, Carl B. Nethers, Donald Quillen and William C. Marshall, two sisters, Mae Horn and Ina Lanning-Stambaugh.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Norman B. Nethers and pastors Donald Matolyak and Russell Hylton officiating. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Assembly of God Church, 1051 Beech St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
John B. Minor
GREENVILLE, N.C. — John Bolling Minor, 83, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Dec. 2, 2006, at Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, N.C.
Mr. Minor grew up in Danville, Va., the son of Sidney Whitfield Minor and Roberta Bolling Henshaw. After graduating from Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, Va., in 1942, he entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When World War II began, Mr. Minor enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a captain in the 507th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division. He parachuted into France behind enemy lines on D-Day. He was awarded a Bronze Star for gallantry and a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat. Watching the D-Day invasion from the air just before he jumped was one of the most memorable experiences of his life, Mr. Minor recalled in a book written about Knox County, OH, veterans.
Honorably discharged in 1946, Mr. Minor returned to UNC where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated in 1948 with a B.S. degree in commerce and married Genevieve Hazelwood Ray of Danville. They raised two daughters, Jane and Genevieve.
From 1949 until his retirement in 1974, Mr. Minor owned and operated the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Mount Vernon, OH. Within the soft drink industry, he was president of Ohio Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages and the Ohio Coca-Cola Bottlers Association. He was also a director of Danville, Va., Coca-Cola for 20 years. Besides serving as a director of Citizens Building and Loan, he was a longtime director of the First-Knox National Bank where he was chairman of the trust committee. He was also a limited partner in Heritage Row and a developer of the Medical Arts Building.
Mr. Minor was a strong believer in civic service. He was president of the Mount Vernon Jaycees, the Chamber of Commerce, United Community Fund, the Regional Council on Alcohol and the Mount Vernon Country Club. In addition, he was a director and board member of the YMCA, the Freedom Center and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Board. He was a member of the Rotary and Homestead Clubs and a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Genevieve, died in 1974. He is survived by daughter, Genevieve M. Moeckel of New Bern, N.C.; daughter, Jane M. Woodin, and son-in-law, Raye P. Woodin III of Rocky Mount, N.C.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
A family graveside service will be held in Oxford, N.C., at Elmwood Cemetery today at 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service Dec. 12 at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, OH.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, P.O. Box 1270 Mount Vernon, OH, 43050; Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the First Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH, 43050.
Julie A. Sanfillipo
HOWARD — Julie A. Sanfillipo, 42, of Coshocton Road, Howard, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2006, at her residence.
She was born on Feb. 24, 1964, in Westerville to Michael Sanfillipo and Beverly (Ron) Botts Sanzaro. She graduated in 1982 from New Albany High School. Julie was a member of the Eagles of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her mother; two sons, Frederic Parker of Gambier and Samson Bevins of the home; six daughters, Natalie Antle of Mount Vernon, Aleena Antle of Columbus, Allyson Parker and Emily Parker, both of Gambier, and Salena Bevins and Sydney Bevins, both of the home; a granddaughter, Rielyn Dinsmore; two sisters, Vicki Stingley of Fort Myers, Fla., and Theresa Crowe of Columbus; and her grandmother, Mildred Botts.
Besides her father she was preceded in death by a son, Luke Parker.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Resurrection Cemetery in Columbus.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.