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Death Notices


Elizabeth Jane Wade
On Sept. 2d, 1884, at her home near Coffeysburg, Missouri, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Wade, wife of John T. Wade, in the 39th year of her age. She leaves a husband and nine children. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church for the last 22 years.
[Jackson Standard, Thursday, September 18, 1884 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Mary B. Ward

At her home at Fulton, November 19, 1877, Mary B., wife of Wm. P. Ward, aged 47 years and six months. Mrs. Ward was the only daughter of the late Wm. Morden, of Fulton, who emigrated to Jackson County from Sanduskey, Ohio, in an early day, when Mrs. Ward was born. She was an invalid for ten years suffering from consumption. She leaves an aged mother, a husband, brother and six children to mourn for her. The funeral was held at the family residence and was conducted by Elder Z. P. Holcomb. Her memory and good work will remain in the hearts of the community forever.
[Jackson Sentinel, Nov. 29, 1877 - Sub. By Ken Wright]

Almira Poore Washam
Mrs. Almira Washam, formerly a resident of Bloomfield township and Jackson, passed away late Tuesday afternoon at her home, 222 N. Ohio Ave., Wellston, following an illness of more than two months. she was 86 years old.
She was born in Bloomfield township, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Poore and resided in this county all her life. Her husband, the late P. H. Washam, at one time operated a clothing store in this city. While residing in Jackson, Mrs. Washam was a member of the Presbyterian church. She had resided in Wellston for several years.
Mrs. Washam leaves two sons, Albert F. Washam of Columbus, and P. H. Washam of Pittsburgh, Pa., one daughter, Miss Clara E. Washam at home, and a brother G. W. Poore of Columbus.
Funeral sevice will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon by the Rev. T. E. Kinnison of Coalton and burial will follow in Fairmount cemetery with Elmer Ridgeway in charge.
[Jackson Sun Journal, Friday, December 10, 1937 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Clark R. Watts
In Jackson, Dec. 14, 1875, of consumption, Mr. Clark R. Watts, in the 25th year of his age, leaving a wife and numerous friends to mourn his loss.
Mr. Watts had been confined to his room about three months; and as he approached the banks of Jordan, he could say with truth, "Jesus can make a dying bed, soft as downy pillows are," and trusting in Him who robbed the grave of its terrors and Death of his victory, he calmly and sweetly breathed his soul into the embrace of his loving Savior, and departed in the full assurance of a blissful immortality, his last words being, "Jesus has come," and with a smile on his countenance died, truly leaving this world exultingly while friends around were weeping. May He who sustained him in the hour of death, throw His arms of love and protection around the bereaved wife and friends, and point them to the husband, brother, friend, only gone before to wait and welcome them to the Eternal city, when the Master shall say "It is enough, come up higher." C.
The deceased was a son of Mr. James Watts, of this county.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 13, 1876 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

George Waulk
George Waulk died on January 21, at his home on Harrison Rd, Jackson. He was born in Kentucky on Feb 4,1918 to Jim & Ada (McKenzie) Waulk. He is survived by his wife Mildred (Powell) Waulk of Jackson. Also surviving is a son, James Waulk of Marengo, and three Grandchildren. He was a Veteran of the Army of the Second World War. He leaves two brothers Randolph and Johnny of Columbus and sister Nellie of Oak Hill. Burial in the Fairmount Cemetery Jackson, Ohio.
[Times Journal, 21 Jan 1991 - Sub. by Rhonda (Trace) Skeens]

Velva Alice Mapes Willis
Velva Willis, 66, Stricken Tuesday
Mrs. Velva Willis, 66, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holzer Hospital after six months illness. A resident of Route three, Jackson, she was born in Jackson, May 26, 1902 and spent her entire life here. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Surviving are her husband Marshall (Curly) Willis, and the following children: Earl Willis of Columbus, Harry Willis of Pataskala, Donald Willis, Mrs. Audrey Tipton, Mrs. Janis Queen, Karen Willis and Glendon Willis, all of route 3, Jackson.
Also surviving are five brothers, Carmel Mapes, Edwin Mapes, Kimbal Mapes and Arden Mapes all of Jackson and Fondon Mapes of Dayton; and one sister, Mrs. Verda Smith of Dayton.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial was made in Fairmount cemetery, under the direction of Jack Eisnaugle.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Friday, January 3, 1969]

Velma Alice Mapes Willis
In Memoriam
Velma Alice Willis was born May 26, 1902 at Jackson County and departed her life December 31, 1969 at Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, Ohio at the age of 66 years, 7 months, and 5 days after an illness of 6 months duration.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Amy Landrum Mapes, August 27, 1936, she was united in Marriage to Marshall Willis and to this union the following children were born: Earl Eugene of Columbus, Ohio; Harry Dean of Pataskala, Ohio; Donald Arthur, Audrey Ellen, Janice Eileen, Karen Ann, Glendon James all of Jackson, Ohio; and Geneva who preceded her to death 13 years ago.
She was a devoted wife and Mother. Her first thought was always of her family. Even in her last moments of suffering her concern was not of herself but for her family.
She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints having been baptized in April, 1922 and remained a faithful member until the time of her death.
She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, Marshall and the above named children, 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, five brothers: Carmel of Jackson, Edwin, Kimbal both of Jackson. Fondon of Dayton, Ohio, 1 sister, Mrs. Verda Smith of Dayton, Ohio; 3 brothers and 2 sisters’ preceded her in death.
The smile which she wore will always be remembered by her family, relatives and friends. Even through this suffering and pain which she had to endure, this smile remained upon her face to cheer those around her.
Her 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild was a great joy to her life and she enjoyed every moment they could spend with her.
This wife and mother that God taketh away, Will surely be missed by all; But God knoweth best, why He taketh away; When he made His call. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. But her memory will still remain. To guide us through Life’s lonely way, Until we meet in heaven someday.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson Ohio, Tuesday, January 7, 1969 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

David L. Wilson
David L. Wilson, 60, of Shellville, Ga. formerly of Jackson, Ohio died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Gwinett Medical center, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Born July 24, 1937, in Jackson, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Lucil Scurlock Wilson. He was a truck driver employed by Florida Rock & Tank Co., Doraville, Ga.
He is survived by his former wife, Kathleen Wilson of Shellville, Ga.; a step-son, Michael (Sandi) Jobe of Winder, Ga.; and five sisters Kathleen Woolett of Jackson, Marilyn (Gerald) Clark of Jackson, Emily (Jack) Banbury of Jackson, Dora Wilson of Byron, Mich and Jane (Mark) Wyant of Springfield.
Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Charles E. Wilson, Jr. and Floyd Wilson.
Funeral services will be held Tues, 2 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson, with Rev. Wendell Vermillion officiating and burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
[Jackson Journal Herald, Sunday, November 30, 1997 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Dora Belle Wilson
Dora Belle (Beatty) Wilson was born at Cove, Ohio, October 28, 1879, the daughter of John S. and Susan A. Beatty and departed this February 10, 1938 at the age of 58 Years, 3 months and 13 days. She was married to Charles H. Wilson in June 1901 by Rev. J. W. Willis. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Emil Kearns and Charles E. Wilson both of Jackson, Ohio and an infant, daughter which preceded her in death. Besides the husband and children named, she is survived by twelve grand children and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. J. A. Carpenter and Mrs. Wm. Callahan of Jackson; Mrs. Lida Garrett, of Columbus, Ohio, Ira and S. A. Beatty of Cove.
Dora, as we all called her, united with the Presbyterian church and was baptized at Buckeye by Rev. Hutchinson in 1896. A few years later, coming to Jackson to make her home, she transferred her church membership to the United Brethren church under the Pastorate of Rev. J. W. Willis and remained a member and consistent worker for the Master until the last serious illness which lasted only a few days. For several years she had not enjoyed good health but never complained and was always happy. Her greatest pleasure was in doing something for someone else that needed her help. Just a few days before her death she told a friend she wanted to be doing something for someone as long as she was able. Her devotion to her home, her grandcildren, sisters and brothers, attested to this fact. She was equally devoted to her church and her Master and without a further writing let us say her life was her obituary. Just recently she had prepared a part of her arrangements and had named the scripture lesson, the song to be sung and the singers, also, the pastor, and at the close of this, these words were written: "Meet me there everybody."
She had braved the battles of life and had conquered them when the Master said "Come". As she said the day previous, she was ready and willing to go. She will be sadly missed by husband, children, grand children and all her friends, but we rejoice in the consolation that she is safe.
When the evening shadows are falling, And we are all alone; In our hearts, there comes a longing, If she could only come home. But yet--when Jesus was out gathering flowers, In passing by He gathered ours; And someday we hope to meet Him and her, When our days, too, are o'er. In the beautiful mansions of Some-where, Where sorrows are known no more.
While our hearts are filled with sorrow and grief, we are not unmindful of the many kind deeds our relatives, friends and neighbors in our late sorrow and sad bereavement in the great loss of our dear wife, mother and grandmother. We wish to thank Rev. Thompson for his kind words, the singers for their beautiful music and for the floral offering. Mr. Clyde Mayhew for the efficient manner in which he conducted the funeral and to all who assisted us during the sorrow.
Mr. Charles H. Wilson
Mrs. Emil Kearns
Mr. Charles E. Wilson
Brothers and Sisters
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, February 15, 1938 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Floyd Lamar Wilson
IN MEMORY OF Floyd Lamar Wilson
(By Miss Ella Evans)
On the 27th of March, 1932, a little son, who was given the name of Floyd Lamar was born to Charles E. and Lucile Scurlock Wilson.
Late in the afternoon of November 3, 1940, this little lad passed away to his heavenly home while a patient in Mercy hospital, Portsmouth, Ohio.
Friends and school mates were shocked to hear of his death, for he had attended school on Thursday, October 31st.
He was a pupil in the third grade at Mound Street school taught by Miss Elsie Steavens and his passing leaves another vacant place there.
Although we shall miss floyd, we are cheered when we recall the words of Jesus, friend of all children, as he comforted his disciples with the hope of heaven.
"Let not your heart be troubled", He said. "I go to prepare a place for you and I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."
For Floyd the journey of life was short. The door to the home Jesus told about has opened for him.
The parents, three sisters, Kathleen, Marilyn and Emily, two brothers Edwin and David, grandfather and grandmother Scurlock.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, November 15, 1940 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Jasper Wilson
Jasper Wilson Dies Tuesday
Jasper Wilson, 88, died at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday at Jenkins Memorial Health Center following several years of failing health.
His home address was 283 State Street and he was born in Jackson County on February 13, 1890.
Jasper Wilson was a retired coal miner (45 years) and was a veteran of WWI in the navy. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by one son, Hugh B. Wilson of Jackson; one daughter, Mrs. Alma Swingle, of Springfield, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eisnaugle Funeral Home. Services will held at 1 p.m. Friday at Eisnaugle Funeral Home with Elder Evan Ervin officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Jack Eisnaugle.
[Jackson Journal Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, January 17, 1979 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Lucile Scurlock Wilson
Mrs. Charles E. Wilson of Vine street passed away at Holzer Hospital Saturday morning at 10 a.m. She was 49 years old and had been in failing health for several years.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Jackson county and spent her entire life here. She was member of the First EUB Church.
She is survived by her mother. Mrs. Judson Scurlock of Jackson, route 2, her husband, Charles E. Wilson, and the following children, all of Jackson: Mrs. Katheen Woolet, Marilyn Ann Wilson, Charles E. Wilson, Jr., Mrs. Don Walburn, David Lee Wilson, Dora Lynn Wilson and Jane Ellen Wilson. One son, Floyd, Preceded her in death.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. R. D. Harding of Palatine, Illinois, J. H. Scurlock of Inglis, Florida, Elmer Scurlock of Jackson and John W. Scurlock of Jackson.
The body was at the Mayhew funeral home. Funeral services were conducted at the First EUB Church by Rev. Evan Jones and the Rev. Glen Biddle at 2 p.m., Tuesday. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, October 30, 1956 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

William O. Wilson
William O. Wilson, 78, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, where he had been a patient for the past five weeks.
A resident of 61 N. High street, he was born on May 30, 1880. He was a lifelong resident of the county, and retired from the D.T.& I. railroad in 1946.
Mr. William was a member of the Christian Church, the Moose and Eagles Lodge and the B.L.F.&E.
Surviving are two sons, Jim Wilson, of Jackson and Glendon (Red) Wilson, in the U.S. air force in Washington, D.C., one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Ridge of Jackson, Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at the Mayhew Funeral Home where service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Allen Huber officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Tuesday, June 24, 1958 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Nellie Wyatt
Nellie Wyatt, 62, of Jackson Hill Road,Jackson,Ohio, died Thursday, Dec 2,1999, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
Born in Jackson Co,Ohio on Jan 7,1937,she was preceded in death by her father,John Canter. She is survived by her mother, Mary Canter of Wellston.
Also surviving is her husband, Donald Wyatt,one daughter Brenda Henry of Wellston; two brothers Pearl Canter of Wellston; and Wesley Canter of Jackson;six sisters Almeda Morris of Cleveland,Betty Wyatt,Marie Osborne, Carolyn White, all of Jackson, Nancy Downard of Wellston and Mary Ellen Clarkson of Columbus.
Funeral services were sets for Sunday, Dec 5, 2 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home,Jackson, with Rev Kenneth Wyatt officiating and burial in Pierce Cemetery. Calling hours were set for Saturday, Dec 4, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
[Jackson Times Journal, Dec 4, 1999 - Contributed by: Nancy Downard]




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