MOUNT VERNON — Goldie LaVonne Thompson, 90, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Burial will be in Fredericksburg East Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at Murray Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to College Township Fire Department, 102 E. Brooklyn St., Gambier, OH 43022.
Goldie was born March 7, 1917, near Apple Creek, the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Jessie (Haley) Ogi. She married Harlan Guy Thompson on March 7, 1942, in Apple Creek. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1994. She was a 1935 graduate of Fredericksburg High School and had worked with her husband at the Dalton and Apple Creek Equities, and had worked at the Mount Vernon News since the late 1980s. She had made her home in Mount Vernon since 1956 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon and had been a former 4-H advisor. Her family was the center of her life and she enjoyed collecting dolls, cooking, sewing, button collecting and traveling.
Surviving are three daughters, Karen and Talbert S. Jones Sr. of Gahanna, Kathleen and Armand Palazzolo of Rochester, N.Y., and Kay Culbertson of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Tracy (Manish) Jain, Michelle Hartman and Andrew Weber; two great-grandsons, William and Christopher Hartman; a brother, Charles Junior (Donna) Ogi of Kewaskum, Wis.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ogi of Glenmont; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, William Culbertson; an infant granddaughter, Aubrey Culbertson; four brothers, Gerald, Robert, Laverne and James Leroy Ogi; and two sisters, Helen White and Relda Brandt.
Mary C. Brown
BATON ROUGE, La. — Mary Christine (Ball) Brown, 43, a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and daughter-in-law, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge.
She was born April 4, 1964, in Millersburg to Asbury “Ike” and Mary (Bennett) Ball. On July 25, 1983, she was married to Kenneth Lee Brown.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Kenneth; her mother, Mary Ball of Danville; children, Juston Lee Ball of Danville, Homer Nathan Dale Claypool of Mount Vernon, Angela Christine (Darren) Kramer of Mount Vernon and Ashley Nicole (Alex) Ballard of Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren, John Dylon Ball, Hannah Christine Ball, Nathan Kenneth Dale Claypool, Alexis Christine Claypool, Angelica Christine Kramer, Mary Celleste Kramer, Keelei Christine Ballard and Alley Shyann Ballard; brothers and sisters, Randall (Debbie) Brady of Howard, Lonnie Brady of Minerva, Pat and Danny Brady, both of Mount Vernon, Ike (Charlotte) Ball and Michael George Ball of Greer, Jesse Ball of Denham Springs, La., Jason (Sue) Ball of Brinkhaven, Lincoln (Tia) Ball of Howard, John (Kari) Ball of Danville, Amy (Jaimie) Prince of Greer and Joyce Guthries of Texas; her mother-in-law, Barbara Ann Brown; several aunts and uncles; and 34 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Asbury P. “Ike” Ball; grandparents, Asbury and Belle Ball, and Fleuridellis Bennett; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma (Brady) Boling and Dick Boling; uncles, Ross and Joseph Bennett; and an aunt, Jane Bennett.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, with Pastor Duane Kramer officiating. Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Russell F. Palmer
SPARTA — Russell Forest Palmer, 87, of Sparta died June 1, 2007, in Marion.
Born to the late Merl and Phila Palmer, he was a graduate of Sparta High School, class of 1937. He worked for many years as a plasterer and later a farmer.
He is survived by a daughter, Patty (Dick) Blankenship of Marion; son, Mike (Brenda) Palmer of Sparta; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one niece and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Pauline; and sister and brother-in-law, Forest and Isabell Porter.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. A graveside service and interment will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Bloomfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County.
Helen M. Price
HOWARD — Helen Mae Price, 73, of Howard died June 2, 2007, at her residence. She was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Antioch.
She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church and was a member and past worthy matron of Knox Chapter 236 OES.
She is survived by her husband, John D. Price, to whom she had been married 55 years; one son, John L. (Kathy) Price of Columbus; two daughters, Shirley Price of Medina and Karen Stipkovich of Wadsworth; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; mother, Dorothy Winter of Wadsworth; three brothers, Glen (Susan) Winter of Stow, Ronald (Gloria) Winter of Vero Beach, Fla., and Bill Winter of Broadview Heights.
She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Winter; and one brother, Dale Winter.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home where there will be an OES Service at 8 p.m. The family will observe private graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to The Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences for the family may be left at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Pamela D. Villavicenia, 51, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away at Knox Community Hospital on Sunday afternoon, June 3, 2007.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.