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Frances Virginia Scurlock Schellenger
The sudden death of Mrs. Frankie V. Schellenger shocked and grieved the entire community.
She passed away on the evening of May 26, 1923 at her home, near Jackson.
The past winter was marked with serious illnesses and the condition of her heart became such that she was unable to withstand the fatal attack of valvular heart trouble, according to the diagnosis of Dr. Watson Scurlock which ushered her into the great beyond.
Mrs. Schellenger was the daughter of Angeline and Joseph Scurlock and was the beloved sister in a family of five children. She was born Dec. 28, 1858 in this county.
Her girlhood was spent near, so that she leaves a host of admiring friends and relatives. In her girlhood she united with Union M. E. Church.
She maried Geo. W. Schellenger Oct. 1, 1884. On Jan. 2, 1886, a baby daughter came, who did not survive.
The four metaphysical changes which are comprised in a complete life: birth, marriage, motherhood and death, together with heart's confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, make her passing on a source of inspiration which gives the loved ones needed strength, couage and consolation to bear the loss.
Build thee more stately mansion oh my soul, As the swift season's roll Leave thy low vaulted past. Let each new temple, nobler than the last. Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou, at length, art free Leaving thine outgrown shell by Life's unresting sea.
A sister, Mrs. E. C. Moser and daughter, Mrs. W. F. Johnsmeyer and her daughter, Dorolyn Eileen, from Topeka, Kansas; Mr. Will Armintrout and family from Piketon and Mr. and Mrs. Joe McDaniel of Piketon as well as other relatives came to attend the funeral.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, June 6, 1923 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Hugh E. Schellenger
Dr. Hugh E. Schellenger, 81, retired Jackson dentist, died at his home on East Main Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson county, he was born on July 9, 1875, a son of the late George and Sarah Gilliland Schellenger.
Just four years ago he retired from his dental practice in Jackson, culminating 54 years of service in his profession. He received his degree from the Ohio College of Dental Sugery in Cincinnati in 1900, and after practicing 5 years in Anderson, Indiana, came to Jackson in 1905.
A highly respected member of the community, Dr. Schellenger had taken an active part in the civic and social life of the city, was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic bodies and the local state and national Grange.
Surviving is his wife, Emma Dungan Schellenger; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Livesay of Jackson, route one; two grandsons, Hugh and Fred Livesay; and a sister, Mrs. William Dickman of Rock Island, Illinois.
Funeral services were conducted from the residence at 2 o'clock Friday with the Rev. Irvine Dungan and Rev. Howard Pettit officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount cemetery in charge of the Mayhew Funeral Directors.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, March 29, 1957 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Armpstead Scurlock
Death of a Pioneer
Armpstead Scurlock, son of George and Elizabeth Scurlock was born in Bloomfield Township, Jackson County, O., Nov. 3, 1827, and died at his old home in Franklin Township, March 23, 1897. He had been confined by a complication of diseases to the house since December 26. He was married to Miss Clariza Hull, April 24, 1862 and soon moved to his present home. They were the parents of 7 children all of whom are living. Bro. Scurlock was a well informed man, having taught school several terms and held the office of Justice of the Peace in Franklin Township for thirty years. He was ready to give advice to his neighbors and to keep them out of legal troubles and kind and obliging to the needy. He joined the M. E. Church over 20 years ago and soon professed having faith in Christ. He never professed a faultless life but rested entirely on the merits of the atoning blood of his Redeemer for ever-lasting life and when the Master called he was ready. He told the writer a few days before his death that he was ready for the journey. A very large congregation, mostly his old neighbors and friends, assembled at the Winchester Church, where he often attended church and after burial services, we laid his body to rest on a beautiful knoll looking to the east to await the resurrection of the dead. He leaves a wife, 7 children, 3 brothers and a very large number of friends to mourn their loss. Sleep sweetly, Armpstead, we will come by and by. M. D. Vaughn
[Jackson Standard, Wednesday, March 31, 1897 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Dr. Cary Allen "CA" Scurlock
Brother of Local Physician To Be Buried Here Thursday
Intelligence of the death of Dr. Cary Scurlock, that occurred in a Columbus hospital Monday had been received by relatives here.
Dr. Scurlock was located for a time at Wellston and his wife was former Miss Blanche Sellars of that city. He is survived by his widow, two brothers, Dr. G. W. of this city and Emerson of Rocky Hill, also two sister, Mrs. John McGhee of this city and Mrs. Charles Fitzpatrick of Wellston.
Several members of the family went to Columbus this morning. The body will be brought to the residence of Dr. W. G. Scurlock Thursday where short services will be held at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1928 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Charles Hugh Scurlock
Aged Resident Stricken At Holzer Hospital
Charles H. Scurlock, 77, passed away at 10 p.m. Monday at Holzer hospital. He had been ill for a week previous to his death.
Born in Jackson county, May 30, 1875, the son of the late Martin and Frances Buck Scurlock, he spent his entire life in Jackson. He worked as a farmer at his home on Jackson route 4.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Brunton Scurlock, one brother, George Scurlock, Jackson, and nine children, Mrs. Harry Denny, Mrs. Floyd Scurlock, Mr. Thomas Scurlock, Mrs. Charlotte Costella, Mrs. Charles Westlake, Mrs. Fred Lambert, Miss Catherine Scurlock, and Mr. Charles Scurlock, all of Jackson and Mrs. Charles Stiffler of Athens.
The remains will be left at the Mayhew Funeral Home, where friends may call Wednesday evening. Services will be conducted Thursday, January 22, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Scurlock cemetery under the direction of Mayhew funeral directors.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, January 20, 1953 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Catherine Jane Scurlock
Catherine Scurlock of East Lakeview Avenue, Columbus died Monday at Doctor's Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Warren and Anna Jane Williams Scurlock of the Vega community.
Survivors include two sisters, Amy Kinsel with whom she made her home and Lucille Cooper of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Schoedinger Funeral Home, Cleveland Avenue, Columbus this eveing (Wednesday). Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Green lawn Cemetery, Columbus.
[Jackson Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1984 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Clarissa Hull Scurlock
Ages Lady Passed Away Monday Night at the Home of Her Son on Gallipolis Pike near Rocky Hill
Mrs. Armstead Scurlock, widow of one of the oldest and best known citizens of the Rocky Hill vicinity, died Monday night, after an illness of some time. she was the mother of Dr. W. G. Scurlock, the Jackson physician. Her other children are Mrs. Effie Fitzpatrick of Wellston; Mrs. J. C. Whippel, Teague, Tex; Mrs. John E. McGhee, Jackson; and Emerson Scurlock with whom she lived. The burial arrangements are made by John Thomas and services will be held Thursday at 1:30.
[Jackson Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1929 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Hannah Stringfellow
Hannah Stringfellow, wife of John Stringfellow, was born in England, November 15th, 1807, and died at her home near Centerville August 28th, 1874. She was married to her now bereaved husband February 20th, 1829, and came to Gallia county, now Jackson county, 1836. Under the labors of the Rev. William Anderson she united with the Methodist Church at New Zion, near their home, in 1842. She was esteemed by her neighbors for her many excellent traits of character, prominent among them was quietness, humility, firmness and faithfulness in her quiet way in performing her religious duties. Her sickness was short but severe--taken ill Tuesday evening and dying Friday at 3 1/2 P. M. Yet she was not alarmed but met death with joy--saying to her weeping friends, "Oh, Death, where is thy sting; oh, grave, where is thy victory." But thanks be unto the Lord which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. A large audience assembled to pay respect to one they esteemed so highly. A husband and five children mourn her loss, four having preceded her to the spirit world. M. D. VAUGHN.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 1, 1874 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Emerson Eldon Scurlock
Emerson E. Scurlock, 83, passed away at 4 a.m. Saturday following an illness of six months.
Lately Mr. Scurlock had been living on Pearl street in Jackson, but he spent most os his life as a farmer in Franklin township. He was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson county and member of the Winchester Methodist church.
He leaves his wife, Jessie and four nephews, Robert Scurlock of Norfolk, Va.; Virgil Hipple in Texas, George Scurlock and Dr. C. C. Fitzpatrick of Jackson.
Funeral services were held at the Thomas Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. by Rev. John Davis. Burial was in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, March 12, 1957 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Frank Sherman Scurlock
Frank Scurlock Dead
Frank Scurlock died at the home of William Shumate Saturday after an extended illness from the dreaded disease, tuberculosis. He had spent considerable time traveling in various places for the benefit of his health but did not find much improvement.
The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Madison Scurlock of Bloomfield township and was about 40 years of age. He was reared on a farm and taught school for several years before he was appointed carrier on route No. 4 from Oak Hill, whose patrons he served for many years. Frank was of a genial disposition and was well liked by all who knew him. He is survived by two little girls, who will make their home with their grandparents, at whose home the death summons came. The funeral was held from the residence Monday, Rev. J. R. Fields officiating, after which interment was made in the C. M. cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, September 28, 1910 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Frederick A. Scurlock
Funeral services were held at Dayton, Tuesday morning for Fred Scurlock, age 48, a former resident of Jackson who died early Sunday at his home in Dayton.
He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Scurlock of Dayton and one sister.
Burial was made in Mt. Zion cemetery near Jackson, Tuesday afternoon.
[Jackson Sun Journal, Friday, April 4, 1941 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Garnette Poore Scurlock
Elderly County Resident Stricken Suddenly
Miss Garnette Poore Scurlock elderly county resident passed away Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Mamie Lewis of Jackson route four where she made her residence.
Cause of death was reported as complications from a sudden illness.
Miss Scurlock was born in Bloomfield township and passed her entire life in this county. She was the daughter of the late Williamson and Martha Poore Scurlock.
Miss Scurlock never married and was a devoted memer of the Methodist church.
She is survived by two nephews, Jewel Kimberling of Jackson and Harry Kimberling of West Virginia and one niece, Temple Kimberling of Wellston.
The body will be left at the Mayhew Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Paul Wachs.
Burial will be in Rock Hill cemetery under the direction of Mayhew funeral directors.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, May 15, 1953 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

George Washington Scurlock
George W. Scurlock, 81, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Hospital. His home address was Jackson, Route 4.
Born in Jackson, he had spent a life time here.
Suviving are his wife, Lena, three sons, Virgil, Chillicothe; Clifford of Wellston and Martin of Jackson; five daughters, Mrs. Harvey McWhorter of Wellston, Mrs. Thomas Burk of Washington C. H., Mrs. Roy Ratcliff of Jackson, Mrs. Kern Graham of Jackson, Route 1, Mrs. Frances Spires of Jackson; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Denney of Middleport.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pattonsville church. Burial was made at Pattonsville under the directions of Don Sperry.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, September 22, 1962 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

George Washington Scurlock
SCURLOCK-George Scurlock, son of James and Lydia Scurlock, was born in Stokes county, North Carolina, on the 19th day of July, 1800.
He was left in early life, by the death of his father, to the care of his mother. He came with her to Jackson county, Ohio, in the year 1806. He was the youngest son of a family of eight children, only one brother survives him.
He was married to Elizabeth Hanna, in the year 1835, they were both born in the same year, she on 27th day of October, in Greenbriar county, West Va., and of this writing having only one sister living. She had many opportunities in life of testing her benevolent and generous nature. No one ever called and asked shelter, but found the door open and her cup of charity full, and after being refreshed, left happier than they came. Her life was that of an every day Christian.
They commenced life in the early history of this county, living most of the time upon a farm in Bloomfield township. They endured many privations and hardships. She died December 12th, 1869.
They were the parents of eleven children, only six of whom survive to mourn their loss.
George Scurlock was a peaceable, quiet citizen and a good neighbor, and by a life of industry and usefulness won to himself many friends. He was afflicted with partial paralysis about five years ago, from which he suffered greatly, both in mind and body, and from which he never recovered. The Bible was his favorite book, and from its sacred pages he learned that he must be born again. He often spoke of this hope and of the evidence of his acceptance with God. By his afflictions he was reminded of his mortality, and in view of this, while in his right mind, he looked to the close of his life, selected the 15th and 16th verses of the 4th chapter of the Book of Hebrews for the subject of his funeral services. He slept away calmly, and without a struggle, on the 11th day of July, 1881, at 10 o'clock A.M., at the age of 80 years, and 11 months and 23 days.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. D. Cherington, of Jackson, assisted by Rev. J. R. Edwards, of Franklin Valley, at the Union School House, on the 12th day of July, 1881, at 11 o'clock A.M. A large audience of the kind people of the neighborhood and surrounding country attended.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Thursday, July 28, 1881 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Hiram Scurlock
Hiram Scurlock was born in Bloomfield township, Jackson county, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1835, and died at Flint, Michigan, Nov. 6, 1882, aged 47 years, 1 month and 21 days.
He was married to Nancy Callahan, June 25, 1867. They settled on a farm in Liberty township, where they lived until death separated them, and brought sadness into that once happy home, taking the one they all loved so well. She died Nov. 25, 1881.
The writer of this was well acquainted with Mr. Scurlock, and knew him to be a peaceable, quiet citizen, a good neighbor and a firm friend. He was honest and in every way reliable. He was well versed in the Bible and he made it his favorite study while a member of the Sabbath School at Pleasant Grove; but, as we learn, his conversion took place at Flint, Michigan. It was clear and satisfactory to himself and his spiritual adavisers.
He was the father of nine children. One boy and girl died in infancy, while seven remain to mourn their loss of a kind and affectionate father.
He was brought home by his son William on the 9th, and the funeral services took place on the 10th day of November, 1862, at Pleasant Grove Chapel, by Rev. W. D. Cherington. A large and attentive audience were in attendance, after which he was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. David Nichols
[The Jackson Standard, Thursday, November 30, 1882 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Jessie M. Robbins Scurlock
Mrs. Jessie M. Scurlock, 90, passed away at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 8, at the Oak Hill Hospital after several months of failing health. A resident of 309 Pearl Street, Jackson, she had spent the past few months at the Davis Home for the Aged in Oak Hill.
Born August 14, 1881, she was the daughter of the late C. A. and Louise Parrish Robbins and was a lifetime resident of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson, in 1958 and by eight brothers and sisters.
She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one brother, Pearl Robbins of Wwstport, Oregon, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Sperry Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Gerald Erter officiating and burial in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, February 11, 1972 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

John S. Scurlock
John S. Scurlock, 67, well known Jackson resident, died at 3 a.m. Monday in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. after several months illness.
A resident of 306 E. Broadway, he was a retired Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co., employee. He had also served on the Jackson city police force.
Mr. Scurlock was born in Bloomfield township on Dec. 22, 1890. He was a member of the Vega Methodist church, the Moose Lodge and American Legion and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
An ardent sportsman, he was a member of the Jackson County Fox Hunters Association. He was active in political affairs and had served as a member of the Jackson county Republican Central Committee.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel, one son, John Edward, at home; three daughters, Mrs. George Eubanks and Mrs. John Griffiths of Jackson, and Lavetta, at home; three grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Roger Wirth, Miss Catherine Scurlock, and Mrs. Paul Kinsel, all of Columbus, Mrs Stanley Cooper of Thurman and Mrs. Ella Davis, of Zanesville;
The body will remain at the Sperry Funeral Home where friends may call Tuesday evening. Services will be conducted from the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday and burial will be made in Fairmount cemetery under the direction of Don Sperry.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, December 2, 1958 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

John Westerman Scurlock
John W. Scurlock, 83, a resident of Heartland of Jackson for the past three months, died Tuesday at the Holzer Medical Center.
Born on June 28, 1909 in Lick Township, he was a former employee of the Jackson County Highway Department, Standard Slag Company and the city of Jackson water department.
He was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran and a descendent of Lt. James and Lydia Poor Scurlock.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Judson H. and Mary Jackson Scurlock; wife Daisy Painter Scurlock, three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by two daughters, Judy Y. Duzan of Clarksville, Tennessee and Karn S. McKinniss of Canton, Ohio and two grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home and until the time of the service on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Rev. Richard Maurer will officiate and burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery with military graveside services by the DAV No. 45.
[Jackson Journal-Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1992 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Judson H. Scurlock
Judson H. Scurlock was born September 3, 1868 at Jackson, Ohio where he spent his entire life, passing away at the age of 84. On February 16, 1898 he married Mary E. Jackson who survives him. The couple took up residence at the ancestrial home on the Petersburg Pike where they spent their entire married life of over 54 years.
The union was blessed with six children. One son, Herbert died in 1923. The five surviving are: Mrs. Roy D. Harding, Arlington Heights, Illinois; J Harvey Scurlock, of Inglis, Floria; Elmer O. Scurlock, Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Wilson, Jackson, Ohio; and John W. Scurlock of Jackson, Ohio. In addition 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren survive.
Judson Scurlock was one of seven brothers. The surviving four being John W. Scurlock, age 85 of Dayton, Ohio; Elmer H. Scurlock age 82 of Jackson, Ohio; Charles W. Scurlock, age 80 Resseville, Ohio and Herman H. Scurlock, age 77 of Patriot, Ohio.
Judson Scurlock was well known throughout the county by reason of his many years of faithful employment and his active interest in the Methodist church and county affairs during his younger years. He leaves a wide circle of acquaintances and a host of relatives and friends who join the family in its following thought.
Sunset and Evening star And one clear call for me; And may there be no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems to sleep Too full for sound and foam; When that which drew from out the boundless deep,
Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell And after that the dark; And may there be no sadness of farewell When I embark.
For tho from out our bourne of time and place, The flood may bear me far; I hope to see my pilot face to face, When I have crossed the bar.
We desire to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and help during our bereavement caused by the death of beloved husband and father, Judson H. Scurlock.
Especially we thank Rev. Paul Wachs for his consoling words, Mr. Davis, soloist and the Mayhew Funeral Home for their courteous and efficient service.
Mrs. Judson H. Scurlock and Family.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, October 14, 1952 Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Kathryn Avanelle Landrum Scurlock
Column entitled “Routes 2 and 3”
Kathryn Avanelle Landrum Scurlock
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Orlan(d) Scurlock Tuesday afternoon at the L. D. S. Church in Jackson with elder A. B. Kirkerdoll, of Creola, officiating. Burial was made in the Fairmount cemetery with funeral director Omar Davis, of Beaver in charge. Mrs. Scurlock died at the Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis Saturday evening after a brief illness of blood poisoning. She was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Will Landrum of this route.
[The Jackson Journal-Herald, Friday, May 8, 1936 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Mrs. Elmer Scurlock
Mrs. Elmer Scurlock Dies After Long Illness
Mrs. Elmer Scurlock 68-year-old Jackson resident succumbed at her home on South street Thursday afternoon at 12:50 o'clock following an extended illness.
She was born in Jackson August 13, 1883, the daughter of the late Evan D. and Mary Davis.
She was united in marriage with Lemuel C. Lewis in 1906, and to this union two children were born, Gordon and Narsa, all of whom preceded her in death.
She served as deputy in the probate court for 25 years. In 1946 she married Elmer Scurlock, who survives. Mrs. Scurlock joined the Welsh church at an early age, but after her marriage she and Mr. Lewis transferred their membership to the Methodist church where she remained a faithful member and worker.
Mrs. Scurlock was a member of the Jackson Garden Lovers' Club, Jackson Mothers' Club and the McGuffey Society.
In addition to her husband, she leaves three brothers, David, William and E. L. Davis, all of Aberdeen, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. F. D. Huson, Derwyn, Illinois and Mrs. H. C. Tope of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren, Marion and Linda Moore of Clarksbug, West Virginia.
The body will remain at the Thomas funeral home until the funeral hour.
Final rites will be conducted in the Methodist church Sunday at two o'clock with Rev. Paul I. Wachs officiating, and interment will be madce in the Fairmount cemetery under the direction of the Thomas funeral seravice.
The family has requested that friends omit sending flowers.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, October 26, 1951 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Malissa Scurlock
Miss Malissa Scurlock died very suddenly on Decoration Day of heart failure at her home in Bloomfield township. Since she was 20 years of age, she had lived at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Price, who died a few months ago.
She and her sister Mrs. Long were living on the Price farm but were preparing to move to Berlin Cross Roads when death overtook her. She was eighty years of age.
[Jackson Semi-Weekly, Thursday, June 13, 1907 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Martha J. Poore Scurlock
SUDDEN DEATH -- Mrs. Williamson Scurlock died suddenly at her home at Winchester this morning at the age of seventy-three. For the past twenty years Mrs. Scurlock has been an invalid confined to her chair. She leaves a husband and two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Kimberling of the city and Miss Garnette Scurlock at home. Mrs. Scurlock is also a sister of Mrs. John Poore of this city, who now is the only living member of the family.
[Wellston Telegram, Tuesday, April 10, 1906 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Mary A. Scurlock
Miss Mary A. Scurlock daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker was born in Keokuk county, Iowa, May 27, 1838, and died April 5, 1911, aged 72 years, 10 months, and 8 days.
She was married in Iowa to Mr. John S. Scurlock October 12, 1856. In the Spring of 1857 they came to Jackson county, Ohio to the home of Mr. Scurlocks' boyhood near Vega.
Here they spent more than 50 years in a peaceful happy union. To this union were born six children. Four still survive, two dying in infancy. The son E. W. Schurlock resides on the home farm. The daughters are Mrs. E. Edwards of Rempel, Ohio, Mrs. Evan E. Edwards of Rocky Hill, Ohio and Mrs. Ira Sternberger of Jackson, Ohio.
About four year ago, death deprived her of her husband. Since that time she has made her home with her son. Whether in his home or visiting among her daughters she was always pleasant and cheerful.
It was while visiting with her daughter in Jackson that she was taken ill. Her illness was not believed to be serious, but yet in four days the messenger came and she was called from the home of her son-in-law Mr. Ira Sternberger.
Mrs. Scurlock spent over 50 years in this community, where she has won the love and respect of all. She had no enmity, she had no enemies. She has been a devoted wife and a loving mother. She made no loud professions nor false display, but she was one of those plain, sensible mothers that we love to meet.
Not long after coming in Ohio she united with M E church at Vega, where the remainded a consistent member until death. She leaves to mourn their loss, besides her numerous relatives and friends in Ohio, one sister Mrs. Elizaeth Robinson of Versailles, Ill., and two brothers Lee Tucker of Kingham, Kansas, and Charles Tucker of Perry, Illinois. So closes the life of one of the noble women of our church and community.
Her funeral was held, April 8, at Vega with Rev. S. D. Kilpatrick officiating and F. P. Vorhis as funeral director.
[Jackson Standard, Wednesday, April 19, 1911 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Mary Scurlock
Former Pleasant Grove Resident Dies Thursday
Mrs. Mary Scurlock, 60, wife of John J. Scurlock, passed away in St. Francis hospital, Columbus, Thursday morning at 7:20 following a cerebral hemorrhage. The attack was sudden and unexpected. She was a native of Pleasant Grove in this county, but had been a resident of Columbus for some time.
She is survived also by her mother, Mrs. Susan Martin, of Columbus, two sons, Francis of Columbus, and Earl, of Florida; and nine grandchildren. Surviving also are one brother, Philip Martin, of Columbus, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizaeth Smith, of Columbus and Mrs. Katherine Van Fossan, of Jackson.
The body will be brought to the Wood Funeral Home at noon Saturday and services will be held there Monday. The burial will be at Pleasant Grove with the Wood Funeral Service in charge.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, August 3, 1945 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Nancy Callahan Scurlock
Died at her home, two miles west of Jackson, November 25, 1881, Nancy Scurlock, aged 46 years, 1 month and 29 days.
The subject of this notice was the daughter of John Callahan, who resided during his lifetime on the farm now occupied by his son, W. J. Callahan, about 1 1/2 miles north of Winchester, this county. She was married to Hiram Scurlock June 25, 1857, who still survives her. She was the mother of nine children seven of whom are living and two dead.
Like all good Christian women, she was ready to die, but did, in her last moments, express a desire to live a while longer on account of her little children. For them she seemed to have great anxiety, and the most intense love. But "Death enters and there's no defense. His time there's none can tell."
The family tie is broken and we must bow in submission to the to the stern messenger, death.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. A. Atkinson, after which the remains were interred in the graveyard near Pleasant Grove Chapel.
[The Jackson Standard, Thursday, December 8, 1881 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Orland Oscar Scurlock
Orland Oscar Scurlock was born April 28, 1908 in Denver, Colorado and passed away on May 18, 1980 at Oak Hill Hospital, Oak Hill, Ohio at the age of 72 years and 19 day.
His death followed an illness of 17 years, during which time he was faithfully cared for by his devoted wife and family.
He was the only son of the late Herbert E. and Lillian P. Jackson Scurlock and was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Avanelle Landrum Scurlock, one infant sister and 2 great -grandchildren.
During most of his adult life he was the proprietor of Scurlock's Garage which became a community landmark. It was synonomous with excellent workmanship and fair dealing.
He was the very best of neighbors.
Orland was married to Marjorie Catherine Brown Egbert on Sept. 1, 1950.
He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, Marjorie, his children, Mrs. Joann Price and Charles Edward of Columbus, Richard Orland of Jackson, Mrs. Louella Jones of Cincinnati, and Mary Ellen at home, and one step-son, Ralph Leroy Egbert of Cincinnati. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Instead of fearing death we should look it in the face and recognize it for what it is--a friend that has come to release us from the bondage of the flesh.
Like a hickory cog, In the old mill stream, He did his part, As his turn came 'round.
Card of Thanks: We the family of Orland (Dick) Scurlock would like to thank the many relatives, friends and neighbors who extended expressions of sympathy of flowers and food.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at the Jenkins Memorial Care Center, Oak Hill Hospital, Oak Hill Long Term Care Center and Dr. John Cook for their patience and excellent care.
Thank you so much for the help and kindnesses provided by the Mayhew Funeral Home. For the many prayers and words of support from Brother Charles Davidson and Elder M. F. Weese during this time of deep loss and sorrow.
We thank each one of you and assure you that your kindnesses will long be remembered by all of us.
Mrs. Marjorie Scurlock, Mr. & Mrs. James Price, Mr and & Mrs. Charles Scurlock, Mr & Mrs. Richard Scurlock, Dr. & Mrs. Stewart Jones, Miss Mary Scurlock and Grandchildren.
[Jackson Journal Herald, Friday, May 30, 1980 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Watson G. Scurlock
Well Known Physician Dies Thursday Morning from Attack of Angina Pectoris at His Home
In Ministering to The Suffering Most of Which Was Spent In His Native County
Dr. Watson G. Scurlock died at 8:30 Thursday morning from an attack of angina pectoris.
He had been detained at his home for three weeks from illness but was not totally disabled. Wednesday he walked about to talk to patients who called at his home for consultation and prescribed for their ills. Early Thursday morning he suffered the fatal attack. Dr. C. C. Fitzpatrick, his nephew, was called and arrived before he died. Miss Ann Evans who has for several years been his office assistant and nurse, administered a hypodermic before the doctor arrived but no medicine could stay the power of the attack on his heart and in a very short time the well known doctor passed away. He was 57 years of age.
Dr. Scurlock's death caused widespread sorrow in Jackson where he was a practitioner for twenty years and in his busy life ministered to a wide range of patients. He was a tremendous worker and never spared himself when there was a call to relieve pain and to help in restoring health. He was known as a very successful practitioner and hundreds of people relied implicity upon his advice in time of illness or injury.
He was born at the old Scurlock home in Bloomfield township a short distance from the Ohio Fuel pump station on the Gallipolis pike, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Armstead Scurlock. He graduated from the Starling Medical College in Columbus in the class of 1900 and immediately opened an office at Vigo, in Ross county. Eleven years later he removed to Jackson and nearly all of his remaining life was spent here. He spent seventeen months in Columbus taking late studies in medicine and for a while practiced there but he soon returned to his old home.
For several years he has been failing in health and doctors and friends tried to persuade him to slow down in his work. At intervals he did go away to recuperate but the demands for his skill held him constantly in the harness. Not long ago he spent several months in Florida, but the weariness of a busy life soon wiped out the physical gains he experieced. Three weeks ago he had to give up his trips to the office, but patients came to his home for consultation.
Dr. Scurlock married Miss Blanche Robbins, near Wellston who with one son, George, survives him. One brother Emerson living on the old home farm also survives with three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Hippel, of Teague, Texas; Mrs. John McGhee, Jackson, Mrs. C. E. Fitzpatrick, wife of a Wellston dentist.
Funeral rites will be held at his late home on Pearl Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. C. H. Borror in charge assisted by Rev. S. Whilding. Charles L. Wood is making the burial arrangements and interment will be in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Sun-Journal, Friday, January 6, 1933 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

William Callahan Scurlock
Scurlock-October 29, in Liberty township after a lingering illness, William C. Scurlock. He was born August 24, 1859 and was the second son of Hiram and Nancy Scurlock both of whom died about two years ago, and left a family of young people to care for themselves. These noble boys with a careful young sister who has filled the place of sister and mother to those left in their charge, have not only taken care of the property left to them, but have added to its value. Their education and moral training has not only been cared for but will campare favorably to the intelligence of a good neighborhood. William had lived a very moral life, shunning the vices that are so prevalent but in his serious moments he realized a want that his morality could not meet. M.D. VAUGHN
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, November 2, 1892 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

William Harrison Scurlock
After long suffering from cancer of the stomach Mr. William H. Scurlock died Thursday evening at his home on High street. For many years he had been very active in business affairs in Jackson and until recently conducted a prosperous grocery and meat market on Main street. When he retired a few months ago it was understood by himself as well as his friends that he could not for long withstand the grim reaper.
He was always active in the affairs of the city and was affiliated four fraternal orders, the K. of P. Foresters, Red Men and Moose. Rev. W. H. Mitchell had charge of the funeral services at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon and the burial was by Charles L. Wood in Fairmount.
Mr. Scurlock was a member of one of the oldest Jackson county families and had a very large relationship. He was widely known in business circles and his fraternal connections brought him into contact with a large number of people. He was a good citizen and had a great many friends.
His widow, one son, Robert; and two daughters, Mrs. Sherman Crabtree and Mrs. O. C. Wilson survive him. Mrs. Crabtree resides in Indiana.
[Jackson Sun Weekly, Monday, November 13, 1922 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Dr. Winfield S. Scurlock
Dr. Winfield S. Scurlock died at his home in New Holland, Ohio, March 31st, 1905, aged about 45 years leaving a loving wife and little son. The deceased was a son of Joesph Scurlock, a former resident of this county and is a brother of Mrs. G. W. Schellenger of Franklin township and a nephew of Messrs. G. W. and Elisha Scurlock of Bloomfield.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, April 5, 1905 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Dolores (Tilley) Skeens
Dolores Violia Skeens passed away Wednesday Augest 24 ,2005 at Four Winds Nursing Facility. She was born Augest 29,1931 in Jackson to the late Harry & Ida (Boswell) Tilley, and her husband of 54 years, George Martin Skeens Sr. and also a son Robert Skeens Sr. She is survived by one sister, Norma Jean Booth, and one brother, Dwight Tilley. Three sons George Sr., Marcus & Anthony, three daughters Cheryl, Rebecca & Lisa. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
[The Times Journal, Aug 2005 - Sub. by Rhonda (Trace) Skeens]

George Martin Skeens Sr.
George left his Earthly home for his Heavenly home on Saturday January 17, 2004. George was born on May 28,1927 in Charters, Kentucky to the late Newton & Lillie Mae (Nelson) Skeens. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son Robert Skeens Sr., six brothers Arthur, Clarence, Edger, Eugene, Johnnie and Oscar, one sister Virginia Cartee.
He was an Army Veteran of WWll and a member of the American Legion Post 371. He was retired from Pillsbury. He was also an Ordained Deacon of the Fairview Christian Church on Tick Ridge. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Dolores (Tilley) Skeens, three sons George Jr., Marcus and Anthony, three daughters Cheryl, Rebecca and Lisa. Also surviving are two sisters, Lillian Marcum & Flora Goodrich. He will be placed to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery.
[The Times Journal, Jan. 2004 - Sub. by Rhonda (Trace) Skeens]

Dora B. Smith

Final Rites Are Held Monday For Aged Local Resident
Mrs. Dora B. Smith, 89-year-old Jackson resident, died at her home on Main street Saturday morning at two o'clock following an extended illness as the result of complications.
A lifelong resident of this county, Mrs. Smith was born here July 13, 1860, the daughter of the late Davison and Althea Hayth Rice.
Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Smith Evans and Mrs. Earl Johnson of Jackson; and one son, Floyd Smith at home. Her husband, Charles Smith preceded her in death many years ago.
The body was taken to the Smith residence at 731 East Main street where funeral sevices were conducted Monday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Paul I. Wachs officiating.
Interment was made in the Fairmount cemetery under the direction of the clyde E. Mayhew funeral service.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, January 24, 1950 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Anna M. Spurrier
Anna M. Spurrier, 67, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Hospital. A resident of Gay street, she was born in Jackson, September 10, 1906, and was a lifetime resident of this city. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jennie Nail Spurrier.
She is survived by a sister Mrs. Winifred Albright of Dayton and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the
sperry Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Clifford Thomas officiating followed by burial in Fairmount cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, August 17, 1973 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Ira A. Stephenson
One of Jackson's Foremost Business Men Expires After Long Illness
About one o'clock Wednesday Mr. Ira A. Stephenson died at his home in Jackson. He had been in failing health for several months and his death was not unexpected.
Mr. Stephenson was one of the most prominent citizens in Jackson county. Born and reared here, he was all his life active in the business affairs of the county. He was from a family of agressive, successful business men and while he made a success personally he also contributed very largely to the development of the county. He was a brother to Samuel, Morris D., Ed. I, and Herbert, all names closely identified with business life of the county, who preceded him in death.
He was born Jan 22, 1853 and lived all his life here. He was the first president of the Commercial Bank and was a stockholder the rest of his life. For many years he was at the head of the Ada Coal Co., of Glen Roy and was largely connected with Suoerior Coal Co. For many years he was president of the Jackson Home Telephone Company. His business activities were varied and he was recognized as a constructed business man. He is survived by his widow, five children and one grand child. Mrs. Ada S. Michael is a sister and Frank Stephenson is the only surviving brother.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church and for many years served on the aboard of trustees.
The funeral will be held at his late home Friday at 1:30. Undertakers Ridgeway & Thomas have charge of the burial.
[The Jackson Sun, Thursday, July 14, 1921 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Ben D. Stewart
Ben D. Stewart died Tuesday morning at his home on Bennett avenue at the age of 38 years. He is survived by his widow and his mother. One sister, Mrs. Carl Carr, of Jackson survives him and also two brothers, Carelton Stewart, of Jackson and Frank Stewart, now in Columbus, formerly in the insurance business in Jackson.
Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church Thursday at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. L. Peck and the burial in charge of Clyde Mayhew will be in Fairmount.
[Jackson Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1930 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Fannie Lutele Scurlock Stiffler
Fannie L. Stiffler, age 78, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday at Community Hospital, Springfield following a lingering illness.
Born in Jackson, she was a member of the Lutheran church and had been making her home at the New Dawn Nursing Home, Springfield.
Daughter of the late Charles and Flora Welch Scurlock, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1967.
She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Mabel Renchler of California, Mrs. Marga Grimes and Mrs. Eldana Taylor of Jamestown, Mrs. Fern Miller of Springfield, Mrs. Helen Longaere of West Union, Mrs. Eva McMananray of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. Beryl Coons of Indiana, two sons Roger of Springfield and William of Enon, four half-sisters, one half-brother, 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Services were held today (Monday) at the Sperry Funeral JHome with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was made in Four Mile Cemetery
. [Jackson Herald, Monday, October 13, 1980 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]



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