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Obituaries and
Death Notices


Lemuel Talbot
Mr. Lemuel Talbot died at his home in the eastern part of Coal township, March 4, after a short illness with pneumonia. He was 59 years of age, and the only survivor in the county of the family of Reuben Talbot, who was one of the pioneers of the county. He leaves a wife and two sons W.R. and Charles Talbot to mourn their loss. His funeral was held Tuesday under the auspices of the Masonic order.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, March 8, 1899 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Anna Thomas
Anna, daughter of Joshua and Helen Thomas, was born near Centreville, Gallia county, Ohio, May 2, 1870. She departed this life July 23rd, 1899, aged 29 years, 2 months and 21 days. She left behind, father, two brothers and a sister. Her early life was spent at her birthplace, where her mother died in 1880, and her oldest sister in 1882. In 1885 the family moved to Coalton, Ohio, where with the exception of a few years, she spent the remainder of her life. Since 1893 she has been a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Coalton, Ohio. Of an earnest, courageous disposition, full of energy, she ever did with her might what her hands and heart found to do. She will be missed in the Sabbath School, in the prayer meeting, the song service, in all church work. In her home, though sad hearts are saying with the poet "O for a touch of the vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still," her memory is a blessing. The words of the Master comes to them, "I will not leave you comfortless." Anna was so patient throught all her afflictions. She said a few days before passing away, "So many blessings have come to me during my sickness." Blessings came to those who ministered to her wants, seeing her patience, her cheerfulness, her thoughtfulness for the welfare of everyone, and her resignation to the Divine will. May those who knew and loved her receive new inspiration to noble living.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, August 2, 1899 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Henrietta Tilley
Henrietta "Etta" Tilley, age 84, of South Indiana Avenue, Wellston, died at her home Thursday morning. She was a housewife and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Wellston.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Minnie Louise Potts Scurlock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar "Ted" Tilley; a son, two brothers and a sister. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Gould and Margaret Wood, both of Ft. Myers, Florida and Eilene Smith of Jackson; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild. Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight (Friday) at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home. Services will be held there 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Carl Minter officiating. Burial will be made in Ridgewood Cemetery.
[Jackson Journal Herald, Friday, March 21, 1986 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Lucy Ann Landrum Tilley
Lucy Ann Landrum was born at Jackson, Ohio, in the year 1853, being at the time of her death 68 years old. She died February 19, 1921.
She was united in marriage June 27, 1875, to Thomas J. Tilley, to this union was born eight children.
Two children that died in infancy and her husband have preceded her in death.
This leaves to mourn her death one brother, John Franklin Landrum, Jackson, Ohio R.F.D. No. 4, two sons, Arthur of Deegan W.Va., Frank of Washington C.H., Ohio, four daughters, Mrs. Cora Willis, Jackson, Ohio R.F.D. No. 4, Mrs. Myrtle Music, Jackson, R.F.D. No. 3, Mrs. Lulu Baker, Cananville, Ohio and Mrs. Dora Stephenson of Akron, Ohio, four sons-in-laws, twenty-one grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Her memory will stand out in the minds of her children as an ideal mother.
Words cannot recall or depict a picture as it was on the mind, showing a patient, loving mother living her life with a thoughtful care for those about her.
Her happiest moments were when within the inner portals of the home life with a quiet unassuming manner she was always doing the numberous duties of a loving wife and a real mother. To know her was to love and respect her and to be her friend.
She met death with a smile. Her faith in God was unchanging.
She united with the church in her early married life and by the example of the life she lived shown that there is realty in the religion of Jesus Christ with power to save us from sin.
Our highest tribute to her memory is the fact that she was “Mother”.
Thy mortal being from us must depart. Although fond memories of thee still remain. God keep us in the narrow path of right. And help us think of Heaven when we think thy name.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon, Feb. 21 at Victory Chapel with Rev. Stout officiating. Burial Pierce cemetery in charge of Chas. L. Wood funeral director.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, March 3, 1921 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Harold Roger Trace
Harold Roger Trace, A resident of Marengo, Ohio formerly of Jackson, Ohio passed away at Woodside Village Care Center on Thursday, December 24, 2009. He was born in Wellston, Ohio on July 18, 1932. He was preceded in death by his parents Willford (Fred) & Helen (Lambert) Trace, a daughter Kathi Trace, three sisters; Kay Corvin, Joann Snyder and Carolyn Holcomb.
He is survived by four daughters Linda Brandau, Deborah McKay, Rhonda Skeens & Vickie Riddle. Two sisters, Sharon Lane & and Pauline Davis, a brother Mac Trace, 11 Grandchildren and 15 Great-Grandchildren. Burial to follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Ohio
[The Telegram News, 24 Dec 2009 - Sub. by Rhonda (Trace) Skeens]



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