*Not a Complete Listing*
Louise G. Hadley, 89, died in the Hospice Unit of McKee Medical Center on April 1, 2005.
Sarah Louise Grabill was born April 28, 1915, on a farm hear Hillsboro, Ohio, to Clara Brehm Grabill and Thurber Grabill.
She graduated from Hillsboro High School and attended Wilmington College, Columbus Ohio Business University and Ohio University.
She married Thomas Tynan in Columbus, Ohio on July 2, 1938, and moved to Los Angeles. They were later divorced. She married Harold Mullenix in Columbus, Ohio on June 23, 1946, and moved to Marietta, Ohio. He preceded her in death. She married John Cottrill in Athens, Ohio, Aug. 30, 1978. They were later divorced. She married Walter Hadley in Fort Collins on June 14, 1984. He preceded her in death. She lived in Columbus, Marietta and Athens, Ohio, and Charlottesville, Va., before moving to Fort Collins in 1980.
She was employed by Union Carbide Corporation and Ohio Department of Transportation in Marietta, and The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and Ohio University in Athens, retiring in 1978. She was employed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after moving to Fort Collins.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, AARP, The Aspen Club, Poudre Valley Hospital Volunteer Association, American Heart Association, The Attack Pack, American Cancer Society, Retired Federal Employees, and Ohio Public Employees.
She was a volunteer for Poudre Valley Hospital with more than 5,000 hours, Poudre Fire Authority, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, First Presbyterian Church, SAINT, Visiting Nurses Association, Lincoln Center and Olander Elementary School.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Phillips and husband, Dr. Dennis Phillips, of Fort Collins; two grandsons, Lance Phillips of Fort Collins and Travis Phillips of San Francisco; one great-grandson, Logan Phillips of Fort Collins and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and her son, Charles Richard (Dick) Mullenix. Friends are invited to join in a celebration of life at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkwood Estates, 2201 S. Lemay Ave.
[Fort Collins Coloradoan, April 3, 2005]
Rome - Mr. Job Hall, formerly a citizen of our township, and who was a brakeman on the M. & C. R.R., died on the 8th inst., at Chillicothe, from injuries received on the train. He was standing on top of the train, and as it passed under a wagon road bridge, his head struck it mashing in his skull. Eight young men of Chillicothe, accompanied the remains home. Rev. E. Sibley preached an appropriate discourse on the day of the funeral, Sunday 9th inst., at the Utica school house.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, January 20, 1881]
Services for Eugene Hamer, 56, of Franklin were conducted Thursday at the Eaton Funeral Home with burial in Butler County Memorial Park.
Mr. Hamer died Monday at his home after a long illness. He formerly resided in Murray City and Athens and had been employed at the McBee Co. Mr. Hamer moved to Franklin nine years ago. He was a son of Mrs. Faye Hamer, Athens, and the late Jay Hamer.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nellie, seven daughters, Anita, Tina, Bonnie and Debbie, all at home. Mrs. Dave (Jennifer) Fuller, Galesburg, Ill., Mrs Cliff (Sue) Lamborn, Massillon; and Mrs. Robert (Sally) Glover, Athens; eight grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Helen James and Mrs. Peg Irvin, both of Athens, Mrs. Betty Wyatt, Columbus, and Mrs. Patty Carsey, Caldwell, and three brothers, Jack of Chauncey, William of Columbus, and Wayne of Aurora, Ill.
[The Sunday Messenger. June 15, 1975. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Dies Suddenly Near Athens
Jabez Hamer age 43, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Hamer, former well known Nelsonville resident, died suddenly early this morning at hi home at Brooksville near Athens.
Hamer, a World War veteran is survived by his wife Faye and the following children: Eugene; Zanesville, Mrs. Helen James, Athens; Mrs. Betty Hightland, Cleveland; Jack, Patricia, Margaret Ann and Bill, at home; three sisters, Miss Nellie Hamer and Mrs. Leah Fick, of Nelsonville; Mrs. Maud Ponn, of Murray City; James, Shawnee; George, Detroit; Ralph, Phoenix, Arizona; and Harry of Murray City. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
[Athens Messenger. Nov. 26, 1941. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
James Hamer, age 84, died Monday at his home on Jackson St. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the family residence, conducted by Rev. Lloyd Evans, assisted by Rev. W. M. George. Burial will be made at Greenlawn.
Mr. Hamer had been a member of the Masonic fraternity for over 60 years, under whose auspices the services will be held. His wife Margaret, and son Edward are dead.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Maud Ponn and Harry Hamer, Murray City; Mrs. Leah Fich, and Miss Nellie Hamer, a teacher in the city schools both of Nelsonville; George, Detroit; Ralph, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jabes [sic], Athens; James, Shawnee; 22 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, Murray City.
[Athens Messenger. July 30, 1940. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Dies At New Lexington
James Hamer, age 32, died this morning at his home in New Lexington. He is survived by his wife Ruth Hamer and sons Edward and George, three sisters Mrs. Maude Ponn, Murray City; Mrs. Lea Fick, Nelsonville and Miss Nellie Hamer, a teacher in the Nelsonville schools; and three brothers, George Hamer, Detroit, Mich.; Ralph Hamer, Phoenix, Arizona; and Harry Hamer, Zanesville. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
[Athens Messenger. Spet. 15, 1942. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Funeral services for John Hamer, 65, were held at the M. E. church Tuesday at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Nihizer, pastor of rhe L. B. church, assisted by the Rev. Householder, pastor of the M. E. church Burial was at Greenlawn.
Relatives from out-of-town attending the services were; Mr. and Mrs. James Hamer, the Misses Nellie Hamer and Margaret Ponn, Mr. and Mrs. John Fick, of Nelsonville, Harry Potrs and two daughters, Isabel and Jenny, two sons, William and Frank Potts, Mr. and Mrs. James Quick and daughter of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. George Hamer of Detroit; Thomas Jackson, James Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher and two sons, Joseph Beegle, Mrs. Wade Sayre of Dorcas, Dr. and Mrs. Tunis Nunemaker of Portsmouth; James McGurty, of Zaleski; and Mrs. Clint Anderson.
[The Sunday Messenger. Nov. 6, 1927. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Mrs. James Hamer Dies Last Night
Nelsonville. Aug. 16-Was formerly a resident of Murray City; Leaves Husband and Three Daughters Mrs. James Hamer, 67, dies at her home on Jackson street, this city, at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. She was formerly a resident of Murray City.
Besides her husband she leaves three daughters, Miss Nellie Hamer and Mrs. John Fick, Nelsonville; Mrs. Maude Ponn, Murray City; five sons, Ralph, James Jr., Jabez and Harry Hamer, Murray City; and George of Detroit, Michigan. One son, Edward, preceded the mother in death. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Tunis Nunemaker, two brothers, John Walters, Murray City, and Ralph Walters, Akron, and a half-brother, Wm. Robson, Murray City, and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Pilgrim Holiness church, Chestnut street and will be conducted by the Rev. Pridgen.
[The Messenger. Aug. 16, 1928. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Mr. Bartlett D. Hayes died about ten o'clock last Thursday night, of genearal paralysis.
[The Athens Messenger, December 30, 1880]
Death of Geo. D. Hebard -- All that was mortal of George Dunlevy Hebard passed away Thursday night of last week.
Mr. Hebard had suffered for some time previous to his death from a complication of diseases, his liver being the
principal seat of disease.
Mr. Hebard was born in Athens, O., April 20, 1827. He entered the Journal office when a young man as a printer's apprentice and continued here until he had acquired his trade. The relations of the deceased with the Journal have always been of a cordial character. * * * In 1871 he took charge of the Gallipolis Bulletin, left it in 73' and founded the Locomotive, the name of which paper was changed into the present Gallipolis Ledger. Mr. Hebard was a quiet, honest citizen. The columns of his paper were ever open to the exposure of fraud and villainy, and in the interest of morality he wielded a ready pen. A widow, two sons and four daughters mourn his loss. On Sunday afternoon his remains were deposited in the old cemetery by the Masonic faternity, Rev. M. B. Wilson of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the religious services. Requiescat in peace.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 5, 1880 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Died in Bern township, Athens county, Ohio, Jan. 5th, 1881, Capt. Robert Henry, in the 84th year of his age.
Mr. Henry was born of Irish parent in Chester county, Pa., on the 14th day of December, 1797, and came with his father's family to Newport, Washington county, in 1801. Five years later he removed to Warren, four miles below Harmar, and in the spring of 1817 came to what is now Bern township. He soon afterwards commenced clearing up his land, teaching school in winter and working on his farm in summer.
He was united in marriage to Miss Lavina Glazier, Nov. 30th, 1826, by Judge George Walker, and at once settled on the farm where he continued to reside until the time of his death, a period of over fifty-four years.
He united with the Presbyterian Church, of Amesville, at the time of its organization in 1832, and has remained an exemplary member of the church up to the time of his death.
He was very affable, courteous and gentlemanly in his intercourse with mankind, and was respected by everybody for his candor, honesty, good sense and social qualities.
During his life he held several local offices of trust and responsibility, but his natural bashfulness and retiring disposition prompted him to refuse places of this kind unless tendered him, under circumstances that left no doubt upon his mind that it was the earnest wish of his friends that he should accept.
In 1826 he was commissioned by Governor Jeremiah Morrow, Captain of the 2nd Light Infantry Company in the first Bridage 3rd Division in the Militia of Ohio, which he held until July, 1830, when he resigned his commission.
He leaves four sons and two daughters and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his death. His wife died twenty-three years ago.
The cause of his death was very unusual. For a few years he has been afflicted with rheumatism, and for some time previous to his death had been somewhat worse and unable to walk but little. On the night of the 2nd inst. he rested as well as usual until three o'clock in the morning, when his sufferings became intense. Surgical aid being called and an examination made, it was found that his thigh bone was broken, caused by spasmodic contraction of the muscles. He was made as comfortable as possible, but died forty-eight hours afterward.
His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. L.N. Woodruff, from 1st John, 3rd chapter and 2nd verse: "beloved now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is."
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, January 20, 1881]
Many of his old friends and pupils in Meigs county will be shocked to know of the death, at Coolville, Ohio of Prof. C. B. Hitchcock. Leaving home at 8 ½ A.M. Wednesday Nov 2nd., he went down street, did an errand or two, and then went to the house of Mr. Cole, where he began giving a music lesson. During the progress of the lesson, he suddenly fell to the floor, and although the physician living directly opposite was summoned with all speed, he only gasped two or three times and there was no pulsation of the heart or wrist after he arrived. His death was presumably from congestion of the brain. Prof. Hitchcock came to this country in 1848 since which time, with the exception of five years spent in the west, he has taught music, mostly in Athens, Washington and Meigs counties. He was born in Hawley, Mass. March 16th, 1825. He leaves a wife, whom he married in Vermont and three children. His aged parents, the father aged 84 and his mother more than 70 and their only surviving child, Mrs Martin Hecox of Chester. His pastor, Rev. T. C. Walker conducted the exercises and his much loved Glee Club sang the anthem which he had selected to have sung Thanksgiving Day, which was singulary appropriate. The large concourse of sorrowing friends who were in attendance at his funeral testified to the universal esteem and mourning of the community and many others.
[Sub. By Jim Langan]