Wilbur H. Bullock
ST. LOUISVILLE — Wilbur H. Bullock, 86, of St. Louisville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007, after a brief illness. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Pastor John Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Evans Cemetery.
He was born in the Saint Louisville area on March 7, 1921, to the late William and Lenna (Bishop) Bullock. Wilbur retired from Rockwell International, had been a mail carrier in the St. Louisville area for the U.S. Postal Service, and served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Santa Gertrudis Cattle Association.
He was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in St. Louisville where he had served as the Sunday school superintendent and as a member of the Church Council. He also attended the Welsh Hills Baptist Church in Granville.
Wilbur loved farming and was adamant about keeping farm land and green space available for all to enjoy. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
He graduated from Utica High School in 1939. He was an avid baseball fan and loved fishing. He coached in the Saint Louisville Little League for several years. He loved his trips to Florida and tending to the small orange grove he planted there.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Imogene (Horn) Bullock of St. Louisville; two children, Dennis (Mary) Bullock of St. Louisville and Karen (Tom) Bumpus of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Denise Bullock and Erica Bullock of Newark, Christina Bullock of Delaware, Teresa Bullock of St. Louisville, Angela (Rob) Simmons of Fredericktown, Brandi Brokaw of Mount Vernon and Andy Brokaw of Memphis, Tenn.; two stepgrandchildren, Emily (Ashley) Annett and Nicole (Scott) White of Mount Vernon; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Lella Bullock.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica.
MOUNT VERNON — Leonard Bush, 83, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. The arrangements are incomplete at the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
Lewis C. Mann
FREDERICKTOWN — Lewis C. Mann, 77, of Yankee Street, Fredericktown, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Butler, a son of the late Clendon and Esther (Teeter) Mann. Lewis had worked as a warehouseman for Cooper-Bessemer in Mount Vernon and served his country in U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 95 and the VFW Post 4027 in Mount Vernon.
Lewis is survived by his sons, Stephen (Tonya) Mann of Johnstown, Pa., and Thomas (Dawn) Mann and Timothy (Janice) Mann, both of Fredericktown; nine grandchildren; a brother, Max E. Mann of Dickinson, Texas; and a daughter-in-law, Khrista Mann of London.
In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by a son, Randall Mann.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where a funeral service will be held Thursday, May 10, at 11 a.m. with Lewis’ son, Stephen officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James A. Porter
SUNBURY — James A. Porter, 84, of Sunbury died late Friday evening, May 4, 2007, at the Northview Senior Living Center in Johnstown.
He was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Stidham, Ky., to the late Aubrey and Virgie (Williamson) Porter. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, participating in the campaigns of the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
He is survived by his daughter, Virgie Ann (Rocco) Evangelista of Sunbury; sons, Aubrey (Betty Jean) Porter of Lexington, Ky., Don (LeeAnn) Stewart of Pataskala and Charles Justice of West Virginia; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the late great Ann Mae (Sheppard), in 1977; sisters, Mildred “Skye” (Charlie) Mason and Christine (Pete) Poloski.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will follow at 7 p.m., military honors will be provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware County Nutrition Program. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Dwight Stricker, 74, of North Main Street, Mount Vernon, died on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, surrounded by his caring family.
He was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Knox County to the late Sanford and Lucille (Mavis) Stricker. Dwight owned and operated Strictly Lawns and worked in the timber business most of his life. He was a member of the Eagles, AMVETS and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by a son, Ronnie (Peggy Weaver) Stricker of Blue Rock, Ohio; three daughters, Debbie (Lou) Hoar and Teri (Andy) Sims, both of Mount Vernon, and Peggy (Mark) Hardesty of Bladensburg; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; loving companion, Pat Ruggles; a brother, Robert (Helen) Stricker of Bladensburg; three sisters, Naomi (Kenneth) Mickley, Diana (Richard) Bingham and Cheryl Laymon, all of Mount Vernon; a sister-in-law, Nellie Stricker of Sioux City, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Gail Stricker and Raymond Carl Stricker.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. J. Mikel Norris officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service in Dennis Church Cemetery near Walhonding.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mabel M. Stull
MOUNT VERNON — Mabel M. Stull, 95, who lived most of her life in Parkersburg, W.Va., died May 5, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
She was born May 11, 1911, in Webster County, W.Va., to Elmer and T.G. Heater. She attended Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by two sons, Roger (Phyllis) Stull of Mount Vernon and Randall (Kathy) Stull of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one daughter, Karen (Millard) Burnside of Palmetta, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Laco Stull; one son, Rodney Stull; and seven siblings.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, where the funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of to donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.