DANVILLE — Dal Clayton “Duke” Baldridge, 61, of Pritchard Road, Danville, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007.
He was born April 8, 1945, to Claude Clayton and Ida (Forest) Baldridge.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Darlene (Hagans) Baldridge, who he married on June 29, 1965; a son, Brian (Darcy) Baldrige of Danville; daughters, Claudia (Doug) Rine of Mount Vernon and Pashie of the home; sisters, Hazel (Junior) Bing of Wooster, Norma (Keith) Hammons of Danville, Shirley (Dan) Slone of Danville, Sharon Eikleberry of Apple Valley and Kathy (George) Williams of Loudonville; brothers, Marvin (Jean) Baldridge of Bealsville, Tony (Rosie) Baldridge of Wooster and Junior (Edith) Baldridge of Kentucky; beloved grandchildren, Courtney, Brachaus, Brandy, Braxton, Sierra, Gatlin, Abby, Austin, Skyler and Amelia; great-grandchildren, Mason, Hailey and Leelynd; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harlan; and a sister, Elsie.
Duke was self-employed and owned his own business, Baldridge Logging, which is family operated. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. Duke spent his whole life giving to others.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Lloyd Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Sophia E. Bonnette
MOUNT VERNON — Sophia Elizabeth Bonnette, 4-month-old cherished daughter of Richard and Allison (Ray) Bonnette of Mount Vernon, was called home to be one of Jesus’ little angels on Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2007. She was born on Sept. 12, 2006, in Mount Vernon.
Surviving Sophia are her parents; brothers, Richard J. Bonnette II, James Alan Bonnette II and Tristan Ray; sisters, Kayce L. Bonnette, Katherine K. Bonnette and Justina P. Bonnette; maternal grandparents, Deborah and Ted Ray of Mount Vernon; paternal grandmother, Jocelyn L. Bonnette of Mount Vernon; great-grandmother, Pearl Frye of Akron; uncles, James (Patsy) Bonnette, Jason (Becky) Zelesnik and Scott (Vickie) Zelesnik; aunt, Candice Splain; and several cousins.
Sophia was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, John Bonnette; great-grandfather, James Fugate; and uncles, Timmy and Teddy Ray.
The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 13, from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at 2 p.m. at the Brandon Baptist Church with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow in the Brandon Cemetery.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Richard L. Davis
UTICA — A funeral service for Richard L. “Dick” Davis, 78, of Utica will be held Sunday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. at Utica Church of Christ with Alan Pratt officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Dick died Jan. 10, 2007, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. He was born May 9, 1928, in Utica to Clive A. and Retta (Coon) Davis. He was a member of the Utica Church of Christ, Licking Lodge 291, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, Aladdin Temple, Utica Shrine Club, Baldwin Shrine Club, Licking Shrine Club, Utica Athletic Hall of Fame, Irish Hills Golf Club and a 50-year member of U.T.K. Club. Dick was president of Davis Drilling, president of Twin Oaks Oil & Gas Co. and a member of Ohio Oil and Gas Association.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Garnet F. (Hiles) Davis of Utica; son, Steve Davis of Mount Vernon; brothers and sister-in-law, Fred Davis of Utica, Harold “Red” and Donna Davis of Chagrin Falls; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the Utica Church of Christ, P.O. Box 532, Utica, OH 43080; or Utica EMS, P.O. Box 147, Utica, OH 43080.
Friends may call Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Utica Church of Christ, 115 N. Central Ave., with a Masonic service at 6 p.m.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Ernest E. Lonsinger
MOUNT VERNON — Ernest E. Lonsinger, 60, of Murray Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 10, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 5, 1946, in Mount Vernon, son of Mary (Darr) Lonsinger of Mount Vernon and the late Lee Lonsinger. Ernest was a truck driver for United Precast in Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge in Mount Vernon. He also enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with his family.
Including his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Heather (Scott) Bemiller of Brinkhaven; sons, Jason (Judelle Matthews) Lonsinger and Dakota Lonsinger, both of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Brady and Cameron Bemiller, Travis, Kirsten and Jayden Lonsinger; and a half brother, Charlie Lonsinger of Utica.
The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 3 and 5 and 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Carolyn Loughman, 74, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born on June 16, 1932, in Knox County, daughter to Kenneth and Helen (Grant) Pinkley. Carolyn was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church near Jelloway.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Renae) Loughman of Ashville; three daughters, Cathy (Geoff) Green of Howard, Carol (Steve) Carpenter of Mount Vernon and Christine Dennis of Zanesville; seven grandchildren, Timothy, Sarah, Seth, Evan, Jay, Riley and Katelyn; one great-grandson, Spencer; and a brother, Richard (Marilyn) Pinkley of Waverly, Iowa.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her first husband, William Sherman; second husband, Guy W. Loughman; and two infant brothers.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service at Zion Lutheran Church near Jelloway. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences are at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.