Highland County Ohio
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Death Notices


John C. Smart
Services for John C. Smart, 45, principal of Fincastle School, who was pronounced dead at Highlands Community Hospital last Wednesday night alter suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while helping a brother at butchering in Seaman, were held Saturday a! 2 P. M. at the Macon Church, with burial in the Belfast cemetery in charge of Lewis & Son funeral home. He had been a teacher in the Brown County school system for 26 years. The principal and his brother. Ralph, were working on the latter's farm on Seaman Rt 1, when the attack occurred. He is survived by his widow, Inez; a son, John, coach and teacher at Seaman High School : two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Ludwick of Wilmington and Jean, at home, and three brothers and three sisters. Ralph of Seaman Route 1, Ray of Hillsboro , Edmund of Martinsville. Mrs. Eric Purcell of Martinsville, Mrs. Inez King of Hillsboro, and Olive of Athens.
[The News Herald, Jan 4, 1951 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Ella Mae Smith
Ella Mae Smith, 84, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Winnie West, East Pleasant Street , city. Tuesday, Dee . 26, following a lingering illness. Services were held Friday at 2 P. M. at the Buntain & Rhoads funeral home, with Rev. C. S Thompson and Rev. Bert Wright officiating. Burial was in Marshall cemetery. Survivors include her husband,: William Smith, Marshall; one daughter. Mrs. West, Mrs. West, city; four sons: Sylvester and William Albert, both of Hillsboro; Thomas, of Dayton; John R., of Wheeling, W. Va.; three sisters: Mrs. Winnie Newkirk, Belfast ; Mrs. Alta Hurst, Belfast; Mrs. Louella Estes, Marysville, Kan., 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
[The News Herald, Jan 4, 1951 - Sub by Linda Blue Dietz]

Milla Stubbs
Mrs. Milla Stubbs, 73, Lynchburg resident and widow of William Stubbs, died Wednesday in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick, retired Evangelical United Brethren minister, conducted funeral services for Mrs. Stubbs, his sister. Friday at 1:30 P. M., at the K. K. Davis funeral home in Lynchburg. Burial was in Fairview cemetery. The deceased also leaves six other brothers, Frank Ludwick and John Ludwiek, Lynchburg: Peter S. Ludwick, Washington C- H.; Shrofe Ludwick, Hiltsboro; Oliver Ludwick, Springfield, and Joseph O. Ludwick, Cincinnati, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Teboe, Westboro, and Mrs. Dena Pence. Wilmington.
[The News Herald, Jan 11, 1951 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

George Elmer Syferd
Services for George Elmer Syferd, 86, retired farmer, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Patterson funeral home. Leesburg, Rev. William Dolaney officiated and interment was in Pleasant Hill. Syferd died Monday at 7:15 P. M in Highlands Community Hospital here. He was born June 18, 1864, in Fayette County and spent most of his life in Leesburg. His parents were Philip and Martha McVey Syferd. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Hodson; a brother, Thomas G. Syferd, and a grandson., all of Leesburg. His wife, Cora, predeceased him.
[The News Herald, Jan 17, 1951- Sub by Linda Blue Dietz]


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