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Lexie C Allen

Lexie C. Allen, 95, of Parmiter Nursing Home in Malta, and formerly of Reinersville, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1989, at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Mrs. Allen was a retired dental assistant. She was born Aug. 3, 1893, in Morgan County, a daughter of Dr. Miles and Cornelia (Murphey) Davis. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Allen, on Oct. 17, 1987, three sisters and one brother. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville, where services will be 1 p.m. Friday with Claude Davis officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery near Reinersville.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, February 9, 1989 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Perl Barnhart
Perl L. “Red” Barnhart, 90, of 99 Front St., Malta, died Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 1994, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born June 12, 1903, in Morgan County. He was a former employee of Rocky Glenn Sanitarium and had retired from Gould Inc. in McConnelsville. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in McConnelsville. He is survived by his wife, Rose Murphey Barnhart, whom he married Dec. 25, 1929; four daughters, Lillie Jane McCraw of Welton, Ariz., Rhea Jeannine Scott of Piqua, Phyllis Marie Gheen of Malta and Glorine Sue Cline of Waterford; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Dora Gheen Barnhart; two sisters, Dora Barnhart and Myrtle Brown; and one grandson. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, and one hour prior to services Sunday, Jan. 23, at Tatman Funeral Home, 165 N. Kennebec Ave., McConnelsville. Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nazarene in McConnelsville with the Rev. Kenneth Sinift officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, January 21, 1994 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Rose Murphy Barnhart
E. Rose Murphy Barnhart, 95, of 95 Front St., Malta, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1904, in Malta, a daughter of the late William Isaac and Phoebe Jan VanHorn Murphy. Mrs. Barnhart was a homemaker and had worked at Essex Wire in Zanesville. She was a charter member of McConnelsville Church of the Nazarene and a member of the Nazarene Ladies Circle of Love. She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Lillie Jane and Joe McCraw of Wellton, AZ, Rhea Jeannine and Vernett Scott of Piqua, Phyllis Marie and David Gheen of Malta and Glorine Sue and David Cline of Waterford; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Perl L. Barnhart, who died Jan. 20, 1994; one grandson, David Cline Jr.; one great-granddaughter; five brothers; and five sisters. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at McConnelsville Church of the Nazarene with Pastors Kenneth and Cheryl Sinift officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery. Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville is in charge of arrangements.
[Morgan County Herald, February 9, 2000 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Frank Brown
FRANK BROWN PASSES – Frank Brown, aged 56 years, of near Abel’s Mill, died Wednesday morning at seven o’clock at the Grant hospital where he went about two weeks ago and underwent an operation. He had been in failing health for some time from cancer. He was a son of M. and Mary Brown and was a native of Pennsville. His wife, formerly Gladys Murphy, four children, Mary, Alta, Junior and Lawrence, and a sister, Mrs. Eber Geddes, of Fredericktown, survive. He was a member of the IOOF at Pennsville. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow at 1:30 with interment at Malta.
[May 6, 1926, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Mary Malinda Shilling Christman
MORGAN COUNTY WOMAN DIES AT AGE 98 – Mrs. Mary Malinda Christman, 98, of near Ringgold in Morgan County, widow of Charles H. Christman, died early today at the Drake rest home in Chesterhill. Mrs. Christman was born October 18, 1856, in Union Township, a daughter of George and Rebecca Murphey Shilling. Her husband died in 1934. She was a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church. Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Esther Parson of near Trimble and Miss Mary Christman of Hollywood, California. The body was removed to the Fawcett-Stone funeral home where friends may call after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Pisgah church with the Rev. Charles hill officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery at Bishopville.
[May 4, 1955, Zanesville Signal - Sub. by Michael Ring]

C. Dean Coulson
C. Dean “Bo” Coulson, 64, of 610 Front St., Philo, died at approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1992, at Ken General Hospital in Dover, Delaware. Mr. Coulson was employed by Ohio Ferro Alloy until its closing, and then was a bus driver for Franklin Local School District. He was a member of the Nazarene Church in McConnelsville and was a former Harrison Township volunteer fireman. Born May 31, 1928 in Stockport, he was a son of John and Irma Moore Coulson. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Cremblit Coulson, whom he married Dec. 23, 1948; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Joseph Webber of Beckley, W. Va., and Brenda and Greg Watts of Dover, Dela.; one brother, Robert Coulson of Canton; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, December 29, 1992 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Smith Branson Cramblet
Smith Branson Cramblet, son of Lorenzo Dow and Elizabeth Hartley Cramblet, was born at Chesterhill March 11, 1883 and departed this life Dec. 21, 1954, at the age of 71 years, nine months and 10 days. On May 10, 1930, he was united in marriage to Gladys Murphy Brown. To this union two daughters were born, Bonnie, wife of Dean Coulson, of Zanesville, and Maxine wife of Raymond Bankes of Malta. Four step children, Mary, wife of Donald Mehling of Zanesville, Mrs. Alta Bash of Malta, James Frank Brown, Jr., and Theodore L. Brown, both of Zanesville; two grandchildren, Susan Yvonne and Brenda Kay Coulson; three step-grandchildren, Carol Sue and Donald Eugene Mehling, and Vicki Jean Russell, and two children by a former marriage are deceased. Mr. Cramblet leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Gladys, and children, one brother, Albert of Malta, and a sister Mrs. Hattie Phipps of Newark, and several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. He attended the Church of the Nazarene in McConnelsville. Mr. Cramblet was a licensed fireman and was employed at the Malta Mfg., Co. He had not been able to work for almost a year but suddenly became worse, last Sunday, and was taken to Good Samaritan hospital, where he passed away, Tuesday afternoon at 3:35, death due to heart failure. Mr. Cramblet was a kind and loving husband and father, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to others. Funeral services were held at the Fisher funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday, with burial in Malta cemetery.
[December 30, 1954, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Howard Cramblit
Howard Cramblit, 82, of 10th Street, Malta, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991, at Parmiter Nursing Home in Malta following a long illness. Mr. Cramblit was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker. He was a member of Main Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville and the Morgan County Senior Citizens. Mr. Cramblit was a Malta Township Trustee for 18 years and served on the Malta Township School Board. Born Dec. 23, 1908, in Morgan County, he was a son of Albert S. and Retta Taylor Cramblit. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Smith Cramblit, whom he married April 1, 1929; two sons, Ronald E. Cramblit of Hillsboro and Roy R. Cramblit of Mountain View, Calif.; two brothers, Emmet Cramblit of Lima and Clarence Cramblit of Mansfield; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Cramblit, and one sister, Gladys Lyons. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Miller-Huck Funeral home in McConnelsville, where services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday with Evangelist Neil Gilliland officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, November 7, 1991 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Lucy L Cramblit
Lucy L. Cramblit, 95, of 43 N. Ninth St., McConnelsville, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Genesis Health & Rehab Center, McConnelsville. She was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Rendville, a daughter of the late Emery and Lola Murphy Smith. Mrs. Cramblit retired in 1972 from the Malta-McConnelsville Elementary School, where she had worked in the cafeteria for eight years. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ and the Loyal Berean Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Morgan County Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by two sons, Ronald E. Cramblit of Hillsboro and Roy R. Cramblit of Mountain View, CA; a sister, Ruth Wilson of Zanesville, three grandchildren, Deanna Cramblit, Carey Cramblit and Rodney Cramblit; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Cramblit; four sisters, Gertrude Fergus, Mary Johnson, Margaret Jackson and Rose Clark; three brothers, Elmer, Paul and Leo Smith; and a grandson, Craig Cramblit. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Miller-Huck Funeral Home, McConnelsville. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 20067, at the Main Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville with Evangelist Vernon Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald, August 16, 2006 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Dr. Claude Vernet Davis
DR. DAVIS DIES – Claude Vernet Davis, son of the late Dr. Miles B. and Cornelia (Murphy) Davis, was born at Rosseau, O., May 14, 1887 and passed away August 16, 1944, at Memorial hospital, Marietta, following a few days’ illness. Dr. Davis, president of the State Medical Board of Ohio, president of the Morgan County Medical Society, member of the Ohio State Medical association, was also a member of the American Medical association. He was a member of the staff at Memorial hospital, Marietta, and of Bethesda hospital, Zanesville. After graduating with honors from Clarksburg high school, and receiving a scholarship, Dr. Davis attended Ohio university, Athens, and later taught in the public schools for several years. He then entered Ohio State University College of Medicine, from which he was graduated in 1917 and was a resident at St. Luke’s hospital, Cleveland. Davis was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the US Army and during World War One, served nearly a year overseas at Base Hospital 123 in the Mars Hospital Center. Upon his return from the war, he located at Pennsville, where he has since engaged in general practice. He was married in 1918 to Miss Laura Sheridan of McConnelsville, a teacher in the Cleveland public schools. Besides his widow, he leaves two sons: Pfc. Claude S. of Camp McCoy, Wisconsin and Galen of the home. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Carr of Parkersburg, Mrs. Amy Newburn of Louisiana and Mrs. Lexie Allen of Reinersville; and two half brothers: Bert, of Zanesville and Frank of McConnelsville. Dr. Davis was a consecrated physician, whose patients loved him, not only for his professional skill, but for his integrity, his great human sympathy and understanding, as attested to by his extensive practice. He loved his home, and he and his family made of it a sanctuary. He was interested in the church, in civic affairs, and in everything that added to the moral and spiritual uplift of the community.
[August 1944, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Carlos Fuller
DEATH COMES TO CARLOS FULLER OF MORGAN COUNTY – Carlos Fuller, 62, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Miss Etta Zumbro, of near Chesterhill, Tuesday afternoon following a lingering illness. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller formerly lived in Union Township. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller have made their home at the Zumbro residence for the past 18 months. Mr. Fuller was the son of the late John and Malita Murphey Fuller. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rose Zumbro Fuller; two brothers, Ottis Fuller of Ringgold and R.S. Fuller of Westerville, and a sister, Mrs. F.C. Williams of Williamstown, West Virginia. Four sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Zumbro home. Burial will be in Chesterhill Cemetery.
[July 2, 1941, Zanesville Signal - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Dorothy Maxine Hall
Dorothy Maxine Hall, 74, of Morganville Road, Malta, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville. Born Aug. 30, 1925, in Crooksville, she was a homemaker and kitchen aide at Burr Oak Lodge, Glouster. She was a member of the Ringgold Free Methodist Church, Ringgold. Surviving are one son, Russell Hall of Malta; one daughter, Janet McGrew of Stockport; three sisters, Lucille Judson of Malta, Ruth Martin of Malta and Evelyn Lipscomb of Lisbon; two brothers, Lewis Kirkbride of Malta and Dallas Kirkbride of McConnelsville; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Hall, who died Jan. 28, 2000; her parents, John L. and Alta A. Parsons Kirkbride; one daughter, Linda Hall Nichols; two brothers, Frank and Wayne Kirkbride; and two sisters, Carrie Nolan and Helen Miller. Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Matheney Funeral Home, 165 N. Kennebec Ave., McConnelsville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the funeral home with Pastor James Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery, Bishopville.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, February 14, 2000 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Wayne Delford Hambel
Wayne Delford Hambel, 74, of 3000 Ohio 78 W. Malta, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. (Note: Spouse Dorothy is granddaughter of Luther and Malinda Murphy Campbell). He was born Sept. 8, 1929, in Rosseau, a farmer, retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Burr Oak State Park. He was a graduate of Homer Union High School, a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict, attended Fairview Church of Christ and was baptized while in the service. Surviving are three sons, Curtis Hambel of Malta, Charlie (June) Hambel of Glouster and Keith Hambel of Columbus; three brothers, Lee Hambel of Malta, Arthur (Mae) Hambel of McConnelsville and Kenneth (Carolyn) Hambel of Rosseau; five sisters, Nellie (Jerry) Miller of Pennsville, Shirley (Lee) Rhodes of Delaware, Esther (Bob) Wilson of Tulsa, Okla., Rosemary (Jack) Soloman of Frederick, Md., and Ruth (Dana) Scott of Pennsville; three granddaughters, Kenna, Lauren and Kelly; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delford and Jessie Starrett Hambel; three brothers; and four sisters. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Matheney Funeral Home, McConnelsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosseau Cemetery with military services at the gravesite by the Avenger Battalion 2-174.
[Marietta Times, November 12, 2003 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Margaret Imbler
Roseburg, OR, April 17.—(special.) Margaret Imbler, whose funeral took place here Monday, crossed the plains in 1852, leaving Boone County, Indiana in March, and arriving in Portland in the fall of that year. Mrs. Imbler and her husband later settled on a donation land claim between what is now Roseburg and Winchester. Later they moved to a ranch on the South Umpqua, near the Conn Ford. Mr. Imbler died here in 18?7. She was born in Morgan County, Ohio March 4, 1827. Three daughters and a son survive her; Mrs. F. Cope, of San Francisco; Mrs. Edith Waite, of Portland; Mrs. Frank Skipton, of Albany, at whose home Mrs. Imbler died, and Warren S. Imbler, of St. Johns, Washington.
[18 Apr 1919; "Oregonian" - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Margaret M Jackson
Margaret M. Jackson, 71, of 6795 N. Ohio 60 NW, McConnelsville, died Monday evening at her home following a long illness. Born Oct. 30, 1912, in Corning, she was a daughter of the late Emory and Lola Murphy Smith. She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in McConnelsville and also belonged to the Catholic Women’s Club. Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Jackson; a son, Raymond L. Jackson of Centreville, Va.; four sisters, Gertrude Ferguson of Baton Rouge, La., Lucy Cramblitt of Malta, Rose Clark of McConnelsville and Ruth Wilson of Zanesville; a brother, Elmer Smith of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Miller-Huck Funeral Home here, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony Pandolfo officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, August 22, 1984 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Robert H Jackson
Robert H. Jackson, 79, of 6795 N. Ohio 60 NW, McConnelsville, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1993, at Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville where he had been a patient for three months. Born Feb. 25, 1913, in Lore City, he was a master mechanic and welder for Central Ohio Coal Co. Mr. Jackson was a member of St. James Catholic Church in McConnelsville, was a veteran of World War II and a Bronze Star recipient and was a member of the local United Mine Workers Union. Surviving are one son, Raymond L. Jackson of Columbus; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Collins of Coshocton and Elverna English of Cambridge; and three brothers, Donald Jackson of Malta, Harold Jackson of Cambridge and Edwin Jackson of Cadiz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mathew and Virginia Trehern Jackson; his wife, Margaret Smith Jackson on Aug. 20, 1984; and two brothers, Arthur Jackson and Melvin Jackson. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Anthony Pandolfo as celebrant. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery with full military graveside rites.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, January 17, 1993 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Chester T Johnson
Chester T. Johnson, 69, of McConnelsville, died of an apparent heart attack at 4:10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 15) at his home. Born in Ringgold, February 20, 1896, he was the son of William and Bessie Skinner Johnson. Mr. Johnson, a retired school janitor, was a member of Main Street Church of Christ and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Smith Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Dillon of Canton and Mrs. Martha Mettler of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Hubbard of Steubenville and Mrs. Iva Smith of Malta; and three grandchildren. The body was taken to Miller Funeral home where friends may call 2:30 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Wingfield officiating. Burial will be in McConnelsville Cemetery. American Legion Post 24 will conduct services at the grave.
[October 16, 1965, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Mary Ann Smith Johnson
Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson, 65, of McConnelsville, was found dead at her home Monday evening. Death was attributed to natural causes. Born Jan. 8, 1907, in Corning, she was a daughter of Emery and Lola Murphy Smith. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McConnelsville, and the Catholic Women’s Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marjory Dillon of Parma Heights and Mrs. Martha Mettler of Scarsdale, N.Y.; five sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Ferguson of Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Lucy Cramblitt, of Malta, Mrs. Margaret Jackson and Mrs. Rose Clark, both of McConnelsville Route 4, and Mrs. Ruth Wilson of Zanesville; two brothers, Elmer Smith, of Warren, Mich., and Paul Smith of McConnelsville; and five grandchildren. Her husband, Clarence Johnson, died in 1965. One brother is deceased. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the St. James Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Anthony Pandolfo will officiate. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Miller Funeral Home, McConnelsville and burial will be in McConnelsville Cemetery.
[November 29, 1972, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Ora King
McConnelsville - While skating, Ora and Charles King, children of A. D. King, superintendent of the Morgan county infirmary, broke through the ice. The boy was rescued, but his sister went under the ice and was drowned.
[Mansfield News, Mansfield, Oh - Jan 2, 1900]

Frank B Kirkbride
Frank B. Kirkbride, 63, of Malta Route 3, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Bethesda Hospital. Mr. Kirkbride was a retired farmer and attended the Pisgah United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Born March 13, 1916, he was a son of Alta Parsons Kirkbride of Malta Route 3 and the late John Kirkbride. Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife, the former Ferne Horner Kirkbride, whom he married Feb. 20, 1945. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Beverly Cunningham and Mrs. Rosemary Pugh, both of Malta Route 3 and Mrs. Betty Lou George of Malta; two sons, John Franklin and Gerald Lee, both of Malta Route 3; three brothers, Lewis of Malta, Wayne of Newton Falls and Dallas of Pennsville; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Dorothy Hall and Mrs. Lucille Judson, all of Malta, Mrs. Helen Miller of Newark and Mrs. Evelyn Litscomb of Lisbon, Ohio. Arrangements are being completed by the Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill.
[October 18, 1979, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Nema Ruth Kirkbride Martin
Nema Ruth Kirkbride Martin, 78, of 8300 Miller Road, Malta, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Bethesda Hospital. Born April 10, 1922 in Malta, she was a housewife and mother and member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Lee Martin of Malta, Charles Martin of Nelsonville; five daughters, Charlotte Hogsett of Malta, Donna Sealover of Somerset, Carolyn Rush of Roseville, Bonnie Conway of Malta, Brenda Wise of Malta; two brothers, Dallas Kirkbride of McConnelsville, Lewis Kirkbride of Malta; two sisters, Evelyn Lipscomb of Lisbon, Lucile Judson of Malta; 19 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alda Parsons Kirkbride, husband, Jess Martin, grandson, Gary Lee Bennett; two brothers, Frank and Wayne Kirkbride and three sisters, Helen Miller, Maxine Hall and Carrie Noland. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001 at the Matheney Funeral Home, 165 N. Kennebec Ave., McConnelsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, with Rev. James Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery. [Zanesville Times Recorder, January 7, 2001 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Diana C. McGrew
Diana Christine McGrew, 17, of 1870 North Street, Stockport, died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, on State Route 376-S. McConnelsville. She was born Sept. 2, 1981 in Beverly, a daughter of Donald Eugene and Karole Curry McGrew of Stockport. Miss McGrew was a student at Morgan High School and a Post Secondary Options student at Washington State Community College where she was on the Dean’s List. She was a member of Tabor Ridge Church of Christ, Heart of Ohio Girl Scout Troop 259, Lightner Ridge Explorers 4-H Club, National Honor Roll student, Tag student, Spanish Club, Raiders Against Intoxicating Drugs, Library Club and Phi Theta Kappa Sorority. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Heather and Amanda McGrew, both of the home; her grandparents, Tom and Pearl McGrew of Stockport and Eleanor Curry of McConnelsville; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill with Evang. Rob Tuttle officiating. Burial was in Stockport Cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald, December 1998 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Karen J. McGrew
Karen “Katie” McGrew, 54, of Stockport, died at 4:01 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in Riverside Hospital in Columbus. She was born on April 21, 1956 in Key West, FL, to the late Wilbur and Ann Corley Blough. Mrs. McGrew was a dietary aide at the Riverside Country Care Center near McConnelsville. She was a member of the Stockport Church of Christ and an advisor for many 4-H groups in the Stockport area. She enjoyed gardening and camping with her favorite camping friends. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Rodney McGrew of the home; three daughters, Jamie McGrew of Stockport, Jennifer and Gary Newlen of New Matamoras, and Jessica McGrew of Stockport; one brother, Wilbur W. Blough of Smithville, MS; one granddaughter, Kylee Newlen; and her special dog, Mariah. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home, with Evang. Trevor Littleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Stockport Cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald, December 14, 2010 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Thomas G McGrew
Thomas Glen McGrew, 73, of SR 266, Stockport, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. He was born May 27, 1933, in Bartlett, a son of the late Charles W. and Elsie Sheets McGrew. Mr. McGrew was retired from Central Ohio Coal Company. He was a member of Tabor Ridge Church of Christ, United Mine Workers Union No. 1604, NRA, and was a former Penn Township trustee and a former Pennsville Volunteer Fireman. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pearl E. Murphy McGrew, whom he married March 24, 1956; four sons, Rodney (Karen) McGrew of Stockport, Gene (Kim) McGrew of Blue Rock, Alan (Sheila) McGrew of Stockport and Darryl (Carla) McGrew of Gratiot; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Richard McGrew of Chesterhill and Vic McGrew of Bucyrus; and three sisters, Myrta Rainer of Stockport, Leota Kraft of Great Lake Shores, MI; and Kay Hawkins of Ellenton, FL. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Don, Gary, and Howard; and one granddaughter, Diana McGrew. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville, with Evangelists Sam Bungard and Lloyd Dennis officiating. Burial followed in Stockport Cemetery.
(Morgan County Herald - February 7, 2007 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Alta McElfresh Murphey
DEATH OF MRS. ELMER MURPHEY ¬ - Mrs. Alta Murphey of Malta died about five o’clock Monday evening, following a two weeks illness from flu and pneumonia. She was a daughter of William and Mary McPeak McElfresh of Pennsville route, and was born on June 11, 1897. On December 30, 1915, she was united in marriage with Elmer Murphey and one daughter, Freda Grace, aged 11 years, was born to this union. Mrs. Murphey was of a kind and loving disposition and was devoted to her home and family. Surviving are the parents, the husband, daughter, one sister, Mrs. Ernest Elliott of McConnelsville, and a brother, Howard McElfresh, of Malta. One brother, Russell, died in infancy. Mrs. Murphey united with the Zion Methodist church and belonged to the Malta Rebekah Lodge. Funeral services were held at two o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Main St. Church of Christ, conducted by Elder C.H. Morin, with burial in the Malta Cemetery.
[May 10, 1928, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Delford Murphey
DELFORD MURPHEY – Delford L. Murphey, 60, of 6901 N. State Route 60, McConnelsville, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in his residence of an apparent heart attack. He was formerly employed by the A.J. Baltes Construction Co. and retired as an engineer for Shelly and Sands. Mr. Murphey was a professional musician and a member of the Newark Foundation of Musicians. He was the leader of the band, “Del Murphey and His Boys.” He was born July 14, 1927, in Morgan County, a son of James and Flora Mae Parker Murphey. Surviving are his widow, Maxine Kovaleski Murphey, whom he married July 18, 1953; three sisters, Dorothy Newburn of Malta, Della Bratton of McConnelsville and Mary Williams of Chesterhill; two brothers, Donald Murphy of Malta and Dwight Murphey of Pennsville. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tatman Funeral Home. Rev. Floyd Loy officiated. Burial was in the McConnelsville Cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald, July 29, 1987 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Dwight J Murphey
Dwight Junior Murphey, 64, of Murphey Lane, Pennsville, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Malta, a son of the late James H. and Flora Parker Murphey. Mr. Murphey and his wife were retired Holiness Faith co-pastors and retired co-pastors of God’s Missionary Church in Alum Bank, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the First Baptist Holiness Church in Malta and a member of the Christian Nation. He served on the Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his widow, Shirley Stobart Murphey, whom he married Aug. 11, 1956; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dwight G. and Lisa Natta Murphey of Windbar, PA and Steven R. Murphey of Pennsville; one daughter Marilyn Murphey Corwin of Marion; one brother, Donald Murphy of Malta; two sisters Dortha Newburn of Malta and Della Bratton of McConnelsville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Delford Murphy. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill with Pastor Ronald Justice and Pastor Charles Baum officiating. Burial will be at the family farm in Pennsville where military services will be conducted.
[Morgan County Herald, February 18, 1998 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Fredie H Murphey
Fredie Harold Murphey, 69, of Malta, died Thursday afternoon March 11, at his home. He was born Feb. 15, 1913, in Morgan County, a son of Charles and Violet Duncan Murphey, and was a self-employed painter. Mr. Murphey was a member of Bishopville Church of Christ and Morgan County Senior Citizens in McConnelsville. Surviving are his widow, the former Mary Green; two sons, Richard K. of McConnelsville and Harold Lee of Malta; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fisher-Tatman Funeral home. Evangelist John Wright officiated. Burial was in Malta Cemetery.
[March 15, 1982, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Isaac Murphey
Isaac Murphey, son of John and Jane Maria Murphey, was born Jan. 18, 1833, near Meigsville, Bristol township. He was converted at the age of 17, during a camp meeting and became a member of Mt. Zion M.E. church, near the place of his birth. At the age of 20 he moved to near Sunday Creek, and became a member of Fairview church. He remained a member of that church until 1868 when the Pleasant Hill church was built. He then became a member of that church and remained so until the time of his death. For many years he was class leader in this church and a teacher of the women’s Sunday school class, which office he held until he was too feeble to go to church, about four years ago. His brothers and sisters were as follows: Malissa Davis, deceased; Joseph Murphey of near Chesterhill; William Augustus Murphy of Lancaster, John Wesley Murphey, deceased; Ursula Faires of West Liberty, Ia.; Minerva Gregg, deceased; Meleta Jane Fuller of near Ringgold, and one sister who died in infancy. In 1857 he married Charity Faires of near Fairview church and from this union were born three children - Cornelia Jane Davis, wife of Dr. Miles B. Davis of near Ringgold; Mary Elnora, deceased and Sarah Augusta Bishop, deceased, wife of Rev. Samuel J. Bishop. He had ten grandchildren, one, Wilde, deceased and one great grandchild. He passed peacefully away Dec. 22, 1917, aged 84 years, 11 months and 4 days. In all his sufferings, which were intense, he was never heard to utter a word of complaint, but bore them all patiently. He often expressed his desire to go and anxiously awaited the time when he should join his wife who preceded him almost two years ago. He was often heard praying and was always submissive to the Lord’s way, though the time seemed along and his sufferings great. While we are sad, yet we are glad he has gotten to his eternal home, where he so much longed to go, and where we can look forward to a happy reunion. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.C. Stokes, Dec. 23, at McConnelsville, O. Services were also held at the Pisgah church, conducted by Rev. Samuel Bishop of Corning, and interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald Dec 1917 - Sub. by Michael Ring]

John Elbert Murphey
John Elbert Murphey, son of the late Joseph and Rachel B. Murphey, was born in Union township, near Ringgold, O., May 25, 1861 and departed this life Nov. 25, 1937, aged 76 years, six months. His early life was spent in Union township, in 1882 he was united in marriage to Mary Florence Work. Two children were born to them, a son, Frank Work Murphey of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a daughter who died in infancy. In 1893 he married Mary E. Stanton, who died Feb. 11, 1937. One child of this marriage died in infancy. After her death he disposed of most of his possessions and lived with his sisters and son. The end came at his son’s home in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he had gone to spend the winter. Surviving are the sons mentioned, two grandchildren Ruth Amy and Louis Gray Murphey of Pittsburgh, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Richardson of McConnelsville, Mrs. Florence M. Smith of Ringgold, and Mrs. Carrie Ray of Chesterhill. Two brothers, Wellington C. and Harvey C. Murphey and a sister, Meleta, preceded him in death. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Fairview Union township, in early life. After his marriage, he lived for 43 years on the farm formerly owned by Aaron Smith in Bern township, near Bartlett, Athens county, O., until the death of his wife, Mary. Of a quiet retiring nature, he was diligent in his work on the farm, striving to live honestly in the sight of God and man.
[November 29, 1937, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Mary Catherine Shilling Murphey
MRS. RILEY MURPHEY – Mrs. Riley Murphey, aged 35 years, died at her home in Malta township on Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock, from tuberculosis, from which she had been afflicted for more than two years. Her maiden name was Mary Shilling and she was born and raised on Sunday Creek in Union township, she being the daughter of Len and Mary Shilling. Mrs. Murphey united with the Christian church at Bishopville when sixteen years old and remained a consistent member. She was united in marriage with Riley Murphey and three children were born to them: Dean, Paul and Hobart; all of the home. Surviving are the husband, children and a sister, Nellie Parsons, wife of Joseph Parsons near Morganville. Funeral services were held at the East Branch church at 10:30 o’clock Monday forenoon, conducted by Elder C.A. Gladden, with interment in the churchyard cemetery.
[Weekly Herald Aug 2 1923 - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Mary E Murphey
Mary Evelyn Murphey, 85, of McConnelsville, died at 7:53 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 1997, at Mark Rest Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1912, in Stockport, a daughter of the late Harry T. and Bertha Carpenter Green. Mrs. Murphey was a homemaker, a member of Bishopville Church of Christ and attended the McConnelsville Church of Nazarene. She was a member of McConnelsville Senior Citizens and Morgan County Historical Society. She was an avid button collector. She loved her buttons and had many pictures made with her buttons. She also volunteered at the Now and Then Shoppe for the Morgan County Historical Society. She is survived by two sons, Richard Murphey and Harold “Lee” Murphey, both of McConnelsville; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Harold Murphey, who died in 1982; one sister, Roena June Green; and three brothers, Carl, William, and Russell Green. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Matheney Funeral home in McConnelsville with Evang. John Wright officiating. Burial was in Malta Cemetery. [Morgan County Herald, October 15, 1997 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Richard Murphey
Richard K. Murphey, 78, of McConnelsville, died at 1:55 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born on January 6, 1934 in Malta, Ohio, to the late Harold and Mary Green Murphey. He was a Toolmaker at Miba in McConnelsville for over 40 years. He was a member of the Nazarene Church in McConnelsville, Webb Masonic Lodge in Stockport, a life member of the VFW Post 4713 in Malta, an avid coon hunter, and loved to carve and whittle. He is survived by his widow, Deloris Ditter Murphey of the home; two sons, Michael (Debbie) Murphey, and Brian Murphey, both of McConnelsville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lee Murphey. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville with Pastor Dale Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Malta Union Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of the funeral.
[Morgan County Herald, April 27, 2012 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Tina Murphey
Tina L. Murphey 50, of McConnelsville, passed away at 3 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 in Cannalville. She was born March 26, 1961 in Marion the daughter of the late Leroy Childers and Kay Mount Wilson. (Editor’s Note: Spouse of Richard Brian Murphy, and daughter-in-law of Richard K. Murphy). She is survived by one daughter, Karissa Murphey of Roseville; two sons, Brian Murphey and Cody Murphey both of McConnelsville; five grandchildren; two sisters, Misty Davis of McConnelsville and Wannie Maxwell of Stockport; three brothers, Tim Childers of Marion, Brad Bloomfield of Marietta and Brett Bloomfield of Malta. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Chip Mount. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Miler-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, March 13, 2012 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Violet Duncan Murphey
DIES FOLLOWING OPERATION – Mrs. Violet Murphey, aged 38 years, of Malta, died Friday evening at Bethesda hospital Zanesville. Death followed a Caesarean operation of a very unusual type, rarely heard of in the medical profession. Six doctors, including a noted Vienna surgeon, assisted in the operation. Mrs. Murphey was the wife of Charles Murphey. Her maiden name was Violet Duncan and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Duncan, near Elliott. Besides her husband and parents she is survived by one son, Harold, aged 18 years; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Roberton of Jacksonville and Agnes who resides with her parents, and five brothers – Marlan, Floyd, Oney, Chester and Ed. About five years ago the family moved to Malta. News of Mrs. Murphey’s sudden passing came as a great shock to her family. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Main Street Church of Christ, conducted by Elder S.P. Moody. Interment was made in the Malta cemetery.
[February 26, 1931, Morgan County Herald. - Sub. by Michael Ring]

William Murphey
WM. MURPHEY DIES SUDDENLY – Mr. Wm. Murphey, aged 62 years, died suddenly Wednesday morning at 6:30 at his home back of Malta. He had been a sufferer with heart trouble for the past two years, and had not been so well the last week, but was able to be up and about. He is survived by his wife, and the following children: Charles, Elmer, James, Riley and Floyd, all of Malta township; Mrs. Emory Smith who lives near the fair grounds; Mrs. Gladys Brown, Penn township, and the Misses Bernice, Rose and Alta of the home. Two brothers are also living, Nelson of Corning and Howard of Elliott, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Vest and Mrs. Eva Vickroy, both of Elliott. Mr. Murphey was a farmer and had resided about four years on the place where his death occurred. He was a member of the Hopewell M.P. church. Funeral services will be held Friday at the home at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be made in Malta cemetery.
[Morgan County Democrat Sep 7, 1922 - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Charles E Murphy
Charles E. Murphy, 70, of near Malta, a retired Morgan County highway worker, was found dead in bed about 8 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 5) at his home by his son, Harold. He had apparently died during the night. He was born Feb. 10, 1889, in Morgan County, a son of William and Phoebe Van Horn Murphy. His wife, the former Violet Duncan, died Feb. 20, 1932. He is survived by the son; two grandsons, Richard of McConnelsville Route 4 and Harold Lee Murphy of McConnelsville Route 2; five great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Rose Barnhart and Mrs. Gladys Schimmel, both of Malta Route 2 and Mrs. Alta Scott of Newark; a brother, James Murphy of Malta Route 2. Three brothers, Elmer, Floyd and Riley, and two sisters, Lola and Lucy, are deceased. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home in McConnelsville where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Rev. Raymond Hassinger officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
(February 6, 1969, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Donald James Murphy
Donald James Murphy, 88 of Malta, Ohio passed away at 1:20 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. He was born August 24, 1922 in Morgan County to the late James Henry and Flora Parker Murphy. He was an active member of the Main Street Church of Christ, where he served in several offices in earlier years and also served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was also a veteran of World War II, having served in Normandy, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He retired from Central Ohio Coal Company. He is survived by his wife Louise Balderson Murphy, whom he married on September 20, 1951. Also surviving are four sons, Michael (Sunny) of McConnelsville, Mark (Brenda) of Stockport, Max (Rita) of Malta and Brian (Patty) of Belmont; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren; a sister, Della Bratton of McConnelsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Clint Roberts; two brothers, Delford and Dwight; a sister, Dortha Newburn; and a foster sister, Mary Williams. Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, .September 19, 2010 at the Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2010 with Evangelist Vernon Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, September 18, 2010 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Elmer Murphy
Funeral services will be conducted in the last residence in Malta at 2 p.m., Wednesday for Elmer Murphy, 56, who was found dead in his bedroom Monday morning, by his wife. Rev. Carl Hicks will officiate and burial will be in Malta Cemetery. Mr. Murphy had been in ill health from heart trouble but death was unexpected. He was a son of the late William and Phoebe Murphy and had spent his entire life in Morgan County. Twice married, his first wife, Alta McElfresh Murphy preceded him in death. One daughter by this marriage, Mrs. Freda Moody, of Zanesville, survives. Also surviving are his second wife, Merle Wells Murphy, one daughter, Shirley and a son Cherrick, all of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Lola Smith of McConnelsville, Mrs. Bernice Beach of Zanesville, Mrs. Rose Barnhart and Mrs. Gladys Cramblitt of Malta, and Mrs. Alta Scott of Newark; four brothers, Riley of Stockport, Charles, Floyd and James, all of near Malta. The body was to be removed to the family home this afternoon from the Fisher funeral home.
[September 7, 1948, Zanesville Signal - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Elva Beach Murphy
Mrs. Elva Murphy, 62, of Stockport Route 1 was dead on arrival at the office of Dr. A.A. Coulson in McConnelsville at 6 p.m. Thursday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. Her daughter, Mrs. Marie Miller, of Columbus, who was visiting with her mother, was driving her to the doctor’s office when she suffered the fatal attack. She was born in West Virginia on Feb. 6, 1989, the daughter of Marion and Emma Harris Beach. Her husband, Riley Murphy, died in 1950. She was a member of the Tabor Church of Christ. Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Faye Dudley, Mrs. Shirley Cruse and Mrs. Rosemary Storey, all of Columbus, Mrs. Myrtle Weyrauch of Dayton, Mrs. Pearl McGrew and Mrs. Nina Ring of Stockport and Miss Paula Murphy of the home; three sons, William, Robert and Virgil, all of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. William Barker of Zanesville route 6; three brothers, Eber Beach of 326 Adams street, Zanesville, Fred Beach of East Fultonham and William Beach of St. Angelo, Texas, and 17 grandchildren. The body was removed to the Miller Funeral home, McConnelsville.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, 16 Dec 1960 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Flora Parker Murphy
Mrs. Flora Mae Murphy, 76, of Malta Route 2 died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 18) at Good Samaritan Hospital where she had been a patient two weeks. Born March 20, 1892, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of George W. and Victoria Warner Parker. She was a member of the Nazarene church. Surviving are her husband James; two daughters, Mrs. Dortha Newburn of Chesterhill and Mrs. Della Howell of McConnelsville; three sons, Donald of Malta Route 2, Delford of McConnelsville Route 4 and Dwight of Pennsville; 15 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Griest of Malta Route 2. The body is at Fisher Funeral Home at McConnelsville.
[September 19, 1968, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Floyd R Murphy
Submitters Name: Michael Ring
Obit: FLOYD R MURPHY – Floyd R. Murphy, 63, of Malta Route 1, died unexpectedly at 10 a.m. Sunday at his home following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Murphy was born in Morgan County Aug. 13, 1899, a son of William and Phoebe Van Horn Murphy. He was an employe of Malta Manufacturing Company. He attended Seventh Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville. Surviving are his widow, the former Gloria Bughman of the home; two stepdaugfhters, Mrs. Bonnie Roman of Cleveland and Mrs. Donna Pletcher of Malta Route 3; a stepson Myles Benadum of Youngstown; four sisters, Mrs. Glady Shimmel of Lowell, Mrs. Bernice Beach of East Fultonham, Mrs. Rose Barnhart of Malta and Mrs. Alta Scott of Newark; two brothers, Charles Murphy of Malta Route 2 and James Murphy, also of Malta Route 2, seven stepgrandchildren and one great-stepgrandchild. The body was taken to Miller Funeral Home in McConnelsville where friends may call after 1 p.m. today. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Evangelist James Gallagher officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[September 17, 1962, Zanesville Times Recorder- Sub by Michael Ring]

Francis L. Murphy
FRANCIS L. MURPHY – Francis Leonard Murphy, 58, of Malta, died Saturday, July 10, 1993, at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Syracuse, N.Y. A United Methodist by faith, he was a member of Valley Lodge 145 F&AM of Malta. Surviving are his wife, Rosalie McDaniel Murphy of Malta; one daughter, Lori White of Franklinton, N.C.; one brother, Robert Murphy of Waterford; and three sisters, Alberta Hupp of Columbus, Patsy of Illinois and Polly McVay of Parkersburg, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Mabel Mills Murphy. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Tatman Funeral Home with Masonic services at 8:30 p.m. today. Burial will be in McConnelsville Cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald, July 1993 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Francis Nelson Murphy
NELSON FUNERAL TO BE HELD SUNDAY – Francis Nelson Murphy, age 74, died Sunday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Henry, in Glouster. He lived most of his life in Morgan County. His wife, Melvilla, died 27 years ago. Two children, Clarence and Pearl, also preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons, Ray of Malta; Sgt. Dale Murphy, Camp Shelby, Miss.; and Donald of Crooksville. Three daughters, Mrs. Flo Henry, Glouster; Mrs. Fern Drake of Malta; Mrs. Nema Brill of Colorado; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Murphy, Mountsville and one sister, Mrs. Cora Vess, Glouster R.F.D. Funeral services will be held at the Pisgah Church, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Burial at Fairview Cemetery.
[September 24, 1944, Athens Messenger - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Harold Lee Murphy
Harold Lee Murphy, 73, of Ohio 376 SE, McConnelsville, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at his home. He was born October 12, 1935, in Malta, to the late Fredie Harold Murphey and Mr. E. Green Murphey. He retired from ITT Higby’s in New Lexington and graduated from M&M High School in 1953. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW Post 4713 in Malta. He is survived by his wife, Olive Kirkbride Murphy of McConnelsville; two sons, Randy Murphy and Tom (Marci) Murphy of Malta; one daughter, Angela (Doug) Scott of Lexington; one brother, Richard Murphey of McConnelsville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 4 t0 7 p.m. Thursday, January 15 at the Matheney Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, January 16 at the funeral home, with evangelist John Wright officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. Military services will be provided by the Morgan County Veteran Association.
[Morgan County Herald, January, 2009 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Howard Murphy
HOWARD MURPHY FOUND DEAD AT HOME – A. Howard Murphy, 83, life-long and prominent Mountville citizen, was found dead at his home about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, by a son-in-law. Born in Homer township, Jan. 29, 1874, Mr. Murphy was a son of John and Julia Shilling Murphy. Taking an active part in local politics all his life, he served for 18 years as a township trustee. His wife, the former Stella Knight, passed away in 1950. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Alice Duncan and Mrs. Sylvia Duncan of Chesterhill Rt. 2; Mrs. Elizabeth Foughty of Glouster Rt. 2 and Mrs. Emma Robinson of Sherodsville, O.; two sons, Alfred Murphy of Athens and William of Glouster Rt.; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Cora Vest of Corning Rt. The body is at the Fawcett-Stone funeral home at Chesterhill.
[November 1957, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring

James H. Murphy
James H. Murphy, 76, of Malta Route 2 died at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday at Good Samaritan Medical Center where he had been admitted two hours before following an apparent heart attack suffered at his home. Born in Athens County Sept. 22, 1894, he was a son of William and Phoebe Van Horn Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a retired farmer, a member of the Nazarene Church, and an Army veteran of World War I. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorotha Newburn of Malta Route 3, and Mrs. Della Howell of McConnelsville; three sons, Donald of Malta Route 3, Dwight of Pennsville and Delbert of McConnelsville Route 4; a foster daughter, Mrs. Mary Williams; 18 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Barnhart and Mrs. Gladys Schimmell, both of Malta Route 2, Mrs. Bernice Beach of South Zanesville, and Mrs. Alta Scott of Newark. His wife, two sisters and four brothers are deceased. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral Home in McConnelsville with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
[May 28, 1971, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Riley Murphy
BRAIN INJURIES FATAL TO RILEY MURPHY – Riley Murphy, 52, World War I veteran, who has been critically ill since his skull was crushed in an automobile accident on June 10, died at Mt. Carmel hospital early yesterday morning, without ever regaining consciousness since the accident. The fatal accident occurred on Saturday night on the Oakland road near the former Harvey Morris home in Roxbury neighborhood while Mr. Murphey was attempting to start his car. According to investigators’ reports, the Murphy car was sideswiped by a truck driven by Carl Anderson of Chesterhill, and Murphy was thrown into the air. Parts of the skull were driven into the brain tissue and an affidavid filed recently in the probate court from a Columbus brain specialist stated that the patient would be compelled to live in “a vegetative rather than an animal state.” Mr. Murphy was a son of William and Phoebe Van Horn Murphy and was born in Homer township, Oct. 27, 1898. He served in the army during World War I and during the past year, had been employed at the Malta Manufacturing Co. He was twice married, his first wife being Mary Shilling. On April 28, 1928, he married Mrs. Elva Beach Mendenhall, who survives with the following children: William, who leaves with the 3583rd O.N.G. Truck Co., Robert, Shirley, Rosemary, Pearl, Nina and Paula of the home; a son by the first marriage, Herbert E. Murphy, of West Virginia; the step-daughters, Mrs. Marie Miller of Columbus and Mrs. Louise Weyrouch of Dayton; and the following brothers and sisters: Charles, James and Floyd Murphy, Mrs. Branson Cramblitt, Mrs. Pearl Barnhart of Malta; Mrs. Selby Scott of Newark; Mrs. Fred Beach of Zanesville and Mrs. Lola Smith of McConnelsville. A brother, Elmer, and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Phillips, are deceased. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
[August 31, 1950, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Sherrick W Murphy
SHERRICK W. MURPHY TAKEN BY DEATH – A hemorrhage of the lungs was fatal, Sunday evening at 6:30, to Sherrick W. Murphy, 15 year old son of Mrs. Merle Wells Murphy and the late Elmer Murphy. Sherrick had not been well, the past month, but his death was unexpected. Born in Malta, Feb. 20, 1941, he attended the Malta school and had completed the seventh grade. He also belonged to the Malta Methodist Church and was a regular attendant at services. Gifted by nature with a pleasant disposition, he was able to adjust himself to everyday living, despite physical handicaps, and particularly enjoyed motion pictures. Surviving are the mother and one sister, Shirley, of the home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Raymond D. Pope at the Fisher funeral home at 1:30 p.m. yesterday, with burial in Malta cemetery.
[August 30, 1956, Morgan County Herald - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Virgil D Murphy
Virgil D. Murphy, 50, of 202 E. McConnell Ave., McConnelsville, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Murphy, a Protestant by faith, retired after 22 years with Columbus Products, formerly Westinghouse. Born July 31, 1933, in Morgan County, he was a son of Riley E. and Elva Beach Murphy. Surviving are his wife, the former Judy Lane, whom he married Nov. 17, 1963; a son, Herb, and two daughters, Carolyn and Nancy, all of the home, two brothers Hobart of Coolville and Robert (Bob) of Columbus and seven sisters, Shirley Cruise of Baltimore, Ohio, Nina Ring, Paula Tillis and Faye Dudley, all of Columbus, Pearl McGrew of Pennsville, Marie Miller of Corapolis, Pa., and Louise Weyrauch, Tipp City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Tatman Funeral Home in McConnelsville, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Roy Deeter officiating. Burial will be in Pennsville Cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald, May 24, 1984 - Sub by Michael Ring]

William Murphy
William Murphy died on the 11th of May 1865, at his late residence in Union Tp., in the 50th year of his age. Mr. Murphy had been for several years an accepted member, and useful class leader in the M E Church. He lived an exemplary Christian life and when death came it found him trusting in the blessed Redeemer, on whose brease he leaned his head and breathed out life sweetly there. Brother M leaves a wife and several children with many friends to mourn their loss. But they sorrow not even as other which have no hope.
[Morgan County Herald, 26 May 1865 Sub. by Michael Ring]

Dortha Murphy Newburn
Dortha Newburn, 74, of 1250 SR 78-NW, Malta, died at 10:57 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at her home. She was born June 18, 1925, in Malta, a daughter of the late James H. and Flora M. Murphy. Mrs. Newburn was a kitchen aide at Burr Oak State Park Lodge, attended Pennsville and M-M High Schools, was a member of Main Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville, Morgan County Senior Citizens, Friendly Singers, Morgan County Farm Bureau, and a past 4-H advisor. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ernest Murphy of Malta, Jim and Linda Newburn of Chesterhill and Lee and Debbie Newburn of Chesterhill; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Bob Grannon of Stockport, Kay Appleman of Columbus and Barbara and Ken Roe of Stockport; one brother, Donald Murphy of Malta; one sister, Della Bratton of McConnelsville; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Junior” Newburn, who died March 29, 1999; two brothers, Delford Murphy and Dwight Murphy. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Matheney Funeral home in McConnelsville, with Evang. Wayne Kaser officiating. Burial was in Pennsville Cemetery.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, April 28, 2000 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Freda G Parker
Freda Grace Murphey Parker, 75, of 3954 North St. Rt. 60, McConnelsville, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 1992, at Bethesda Hospital, following a long illness. She was born March 8, 1917, in Morgan County, a daughter of Elmer L. and Alta B. McElfresh Murphey. Mrs. Parker was a homemaker and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ, McConnelsville. She is survived by her husband, Paul Edward Parker, whom she married Jan. 15, 1960; two daughters, Barbara Moody Parker of Route 1, Malta and Karen Moody Paynter of Stovertown; and five grandchildren, Albert and George Parker, and Paula, Crystal and John Paynter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Blackwood, and one brother, Sherick Murphey. Service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tatman Funeral Home in McConnelsville with Evangelist Fred Balding officiating. Burial was in Malta Cemetery.
[Morgan County Herald, December 2, 1992 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Joseph Parsons
JOSEPH PARSONS DIES IN RINGGOLD – Joseph M. Parsons, 71, retired farmer, died at 3:00 this morning at his home after a lingering illness. He was the son of Filmore and Anna Brooks Parsons and was a member of the East Branch Church of Christ. Surviving are the widow, Nellie Shilling Parsons; a son, Hayes of Malta; two nephews whom he reared, Paul Bennett of Lewisville and Dean Shilling of Malta Route 3, a grandson; three brothers, C.H. Parsons of Malta, Dan of Crooksville and George of Corning; two half-brothers, William Parsons of 907 Federal avenue, Zanesville and Howard Parsons of Zanesville Route 1. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Saturday afternoon at East Branch Church with Elder Chester Parsons officiating and burial in the church cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence from the Miller funeral home on Friday.
[February 2, 1950, Zanesville Signal - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Nellie Shilling Parsons
Mrs. Nellie Parsons, 87, died at Valley Hills Nursing Home in McConnelsville at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after a long illness. She was formerly of Union Township, Morgan County. Mrs. Parsons was born July 31, 1884, in Morgan County, a daughter of Lem and Elizabeth Dawson Shilling. Her husband Joseph Parsons, died in 1950. She was a member of the Seventh Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville. Surviving are two grandchildren. A son, Hayes, a brother and sister are deceased.
[April 27, 1972, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Worley Pierce
WORLEY PIERCE, 68, TAKEN BY DEATH – Funeral services for Worley J. Pierce, 68, Malta, will be held at the Miller funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Evangelist Fred Cline officiating. Burial will be in the Malta cemetery. Mr. Pierce, a retired farmer, died at Good Samaritan hospital, Zanesville, Monday night, at 11:30 o’clock, following a brief illness. He was the son of Lazarus and Elizabeth Kirkbride Pierce and was a member of Portersville Methodist church. He was twice married: his first wife, Celesta Remy Pierce died in 1919; the second wife, Kate Brown Pierce survives. Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Willis, Malta; Mrs. Frances Noon, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Mrs. Ruth Latta of Mechanicsburg; three brothers, Monroe of near Malta, Anderson of McConnelsville, and Gaston Pierce of Crooksville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Chappelear of Corning and two half brothers, Elmer Pierce of Corning and Brasson Pierce of Rendville.
[January 18, 1950, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Carrie Louisa Murphy Ray
Mrs. Carrie Louisa Ray, 95, of Chesterhill, died at 8:55 a.m. at Burke Nursing Home in Chesterhill following a long illness. She was born Sep. 24, 1874 in Morgan County, a daughter of Joseph and Rachel Chappelear Murphy. She was a member of the Chesterhill United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Fairview Grange 1137. Surviving are two sons, Earl Smith of Tucson, Arizona and Paul Smith of Chesterhill; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Teeters of Chesterhill and a granddaughter. Her first husband, Chester W. Smith, preceded her in death in 1900 and her second husband John L. Ray died in 1938. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Fawcett Stone Funeral Home in Chesterhill where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Kenneth Nason and Rev. Harold Jeffers officiating. Burial will be in Chesterhill Cemetery.
[April 20, 1972, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

George Schimmel
George Schimmel, 76, of Route 2, Malta, a retired farmer, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was born in Washington County on Feb. 9, 1898. Mr. Schimmel’s first wife, the former Helen Augenstein, is deceased. He married the former Gladys Cramblit in 1956, who survives. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Tillie Thompson of Lowell; six step-children, Mrs. Mary Mehling, Jim and Ted Brown, all of Zanesville, Mrs. Bonnie Coulson of Philo, Mrs. Maxine Bankes of Malta, and Mrs. Alta Travis of Lowell; and 11 grandchildren. Burial in the Cemetery at Lowell.
[June 5, 1974, Morgan County Herald - Sub by Michael Ring]

Gladys F Schimmel
Gladys F. Schimmel, 82, of McConnelsville, died at 1:54 p.m. Monday in the emergency room of Good Samaritan Medical Center. Born June 8, 1897 in Corning, a daughter of the late William and Phoebe Van Horn Murphy, Mrs. Schimmel was a member of Nazarene Church, McConnelsville. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Mehling of Zanesville, Mrs. Alta Travis of Lowell, Mrs. Dean (Bonnie) Coulson of Philo and Mrs. Raymond (Maxine) Bankes of Malta Route 1; two sons, James F. Brown Jr. of 1010 Blossom Lane, Zanesville and Theodore L. Brown of 3760 Meadowbrook Drive; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Beach of 2505 Shaw Road, Zanesville and Mrs. Perl (Rose) Barnhart of Malta Route 2; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home, McConnelsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Robert Worthington officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[April 16, 1980, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub. by Michael Ring]

Rebecca J. Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca J. Scott, 77, who died Sunday afternoon at her home in Young Hickory, Morgan county following a lengthy illness will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Scott was a lifelong resident of the community where she died. Her husband died in 1922. She was a member of the Lyttleburg Methodist church. The deceased is survived by four sons, H. J. Scott, principal of South Zanesville high school; Earl D. Scott, of the home, and Charles and Everett Scott of Muskingum avenue, this city; a daughter Mrs. Earl Flowers, Indiana street; three sisters, Mrs. William Camp, Eppley avenue; Mrs. William Cooper of Zeno, and Mrs. Alva Hill, of Knight, O., and 14 grandchildren. The Tom funeral home, Cumberland, is in charge.
[The Times Recorder, Jan. 2, 1940]

Aildred Dean Shilling
Aildred “Dean” Shilling, 100, of route 3, Malta, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Genesis Health and Rehab Center in McConnelsville. He was born Dec. 26, 1905, in Union Township, Morgan County. Mr. Shilling was a retired farmer and coal miner and worked at the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was Church of Christ by faith and attended the Wolf Creek Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Thea (Charels) Nichols of Malta and Sharon (Keith) Shaner of Zanesville; one son, Jack (Jo Ann) Shilling of Zanesville; grandchildren, Ken (Barbara) Nichols, Chuck (Kathy) Nichols, Kevin (Kay) Nichols, Tim, Mandy and Melissa Shaner; and seven great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Edna Shepard Shilling, who died Sept. 29, 1995; two brothers, Paul Bennett and Hobert Murphy. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Harmon Thomas officiating, with burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery near Malta.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, July 24, 2006 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Hannah M Singree
Hannah M Floyd, daughter of John and Rebecca Floyd, was born in Belmont country, OH, Sept 15, 1848; died Dec 16, 1919, aged 71 years, 3 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to Wm. H Singree October 1879, and to this union were born four children, Callie L. wife of Ivan R. Barnes, who proceded her to the spirit land six years ago; Jessie R., wife of Wm. O. Barnes, with whom the deceased made her home; Charles H Singree, of Aline, OK. and Freddie L. Singree of near Unionville, OH. She has a brother, Steele Floyd of Black Hawk, CO. Besides the avove she leaves 13 grandchildren. She united with the Carmel M. E. church when a girl and had remained in that faith unitl death called her, When she was four years old she moved with her parents to Noble county, remaining there unitl she was 16, then removed to Morgan county, where she had since resided.
She was greatly attached to her home and ? ? ? ? ? delight in administering to the wants of those who were near and dear to her. She was greatly attached to one grandchild, Mrs. Beulah B. Betz of Newark, OH, whom she had keep in her home and cared for since a babe. She had retained her health and mind to a wonderful degree. Owing to the amount of trails and troubles that had been her lot in the last few years, having lost her husband 14 years ago, and then her home and other belongings in the 1913 flood, yet never faltering, but trusting in a higher power, she was contented to await her Master's call. She had just lain down on the cot to rest, and without a murmur or struggle passed peacefully away to awake in realms of endless bliss.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Warne of McConnelsville. Interment was made at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. In this connection the childred and grandchildren which to thank friends and neighbors for assistance; Rev. Warne for his comforting remarks; the choir for the music; friends for flowers, and all who showed kindness in any way.
[Unknown newspaper, Dec 16, 1919 - Sub By Eileen Kasal Kozman]

Doris L. Smith
Doris L. Smith, 74, of 10200 Union Hill Road, Blue Rock, formerly of McConnelsville, died at 12:57 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at her home following a long illness. Born Jan. 28, 1924, in Noble County, she was the owner of Smitty’s Cafe in Zanesville and the Flying Saucer in McConnelsville. Surviving are three daughters, Beth Ellen Lupkus of Rock Rapids, Iowa, Teresa Confer of Blue Rock, and Mary Baker of Zanesville; five sons, James L. “Junior” Smith of Bellingham, Wash., Joseph E. Smith of Zanesville, John A. Smith of McConnelsville, Jack E. Smith of George, Iowa and Jan W. Smith of Duncan Falls; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oral G. and Carman Anderson Haines; her husband James Leo Smith, who died March 16, 1968; and one sister, Ina Scott. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home, 62 S. Seventh St., McConnelsville. Services will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Steve Harrop officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Zanesville.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, January 2, 1999 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Florence Murphy Smith
Mrs. Florence M. Smith, 94, of Malta Route 3 died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, December 21 at her home after an illness. She was born January 16, 1873 in Union Township, a daughter of Joseph and Rachel Chappelear Murphy. On January 30, 1896, she was married to Chauncey B. Smith, who died July 3, 1921. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary N. Smith and Miss Ruth C. Smith of the home; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Ray of Chesterhill. A daughter, Racanna, three brothers, Harvey, John E. and Wellington C. Murphy and two sisters, Mrs. Emma J. Richardson and Meleta Murphy, are deceased. Friends may call at Fawcett Stone Funeral Home in Chesterhill after 4 p.m. today. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Rev. Jacob Lehman officiating. Burial will be in Mountville Cemetery.
[December 22, 1967, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

James Leo Smith
James Leo Smith Sr. of 712 Fountain square was born in McConnelsville – nearly 400 miles from the nearest ocean. But he was a sailor at heart. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 8, 1942 and served for four years during World War II, rising to the rate of chief boatswain’s mate. He served in both the European and Pacific theatres aboard a number of combat ships. Shortly after his release to inactive duty in 1946, he joined the Naval Reserve Division here and remained with the unit until his death at 7:40 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 45. He will be buried in his dress uniform and receive full military honors. Chief Smith as admitted to the hospital Feb. 5 and had undergone surgery. Chief Smith was born Aug. 30, 1922, a son of Emory and Lola Mae Murphy Smith. He owned and operated Smitty’s Café on North Seventh street for several years. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Disabled American Veterans, Veteran of Foreign Wars and Eagles Lodge Aerie 302. During his 21 years with the Naval Reserve he had served as active duty Reserve recruiter, Division chief petty officer and instructor. He also served on a number of training cruises both ashore and afloat. Surviving are his widow, the former Doris Leone Haines; three daughters, Mrs. Beth Ellen Lutkes of Rock Rapids, Ia., and Mrs. Teresa Wilson and Miss Mary Alice Smith of the home; five sons, James Leo Jr., Joseph Emory, John Anthony, Jack Edward and Jan William, all of the home; six sisters, Mrs. Frank Ferguson of Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Howard Cramblit of Malta, Mrs. Roy Clark of Columbus, Mrs. Harold Wilson of 1220 Eppley avenue and Mrs. Clarence Johnson, and Mrs. Robert Jackson, both of McConnelsville; two brothers, John E. of Warren, Mich., and Paul of McConnelsville; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Avenue chapel of Bolin Funeral Home where rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Eagles Lodge will hold its service at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
[March 17, 1968, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Paul J Smith
Paul J. Smith, 56, of South 16th street, McConnelsville was dead on arrival at Good Samaritan Medical Center at 1:15 p.m. Monday of an apparent heart attack suffered while working at Malta Manufacturing Company in Malta where he had been employed for 20 years. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Corning, he was a son of Emory and Lola Murphy Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of St. James Catholic Church at McConnelsville and its Holy Name Society. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his widow, Nellie Rutter Smith, five sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Ferguson of Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Margaret Jackson and Mrs. Rose Clark, both of McConnelsville Route 4, Mrs. Ruth Wilson of 1220 Eppley avenue and Mrs. Howard Cramblit of Malta; and a brother, John Elmer Smith of Warren, Mich. A sister and a brother are deceased. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral home in McConnelsville where Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. James Church conducted by Rev. Fr. William Campbell. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.
[December 18, 1973, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

Paul P. Smith
Paul Preston Smith, 94, of Chesterhill, Route 1 died at 12:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 1993, at Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville. Born May 25, 1899, in Chesterhill, he had been a farmer and was employed by the Ohio State Highway Department for 27 years. Mr. Smith was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church and a 75-year member of Fairview Grange. Surviving are one niece, Louis Osborn of Tucson, Ariz.; and cousins, Mary and Ruth Smith, both of Malta route 3. Preceding him in death were his parents, Chester W. and Carrie Murphy Smith, one brother, Earl E. Smith, and one sister, Bertha Teeters. Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at the funeral home with burial in the Chesterhill Cemetery .
[Zanesville Times Recorder, October 2, 1993 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Bertha B Teeters
Bertha B. Teeters, 83, of Chesterhill, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville where she had been a patient for two years. Mrs. Teeters, a homemaker, was a member of Malta Rebekah Lodge 785, Fairview Grange 1147 and the United Methodist Church, all in Chesterhill. She was born Dec. 11, 1900, in Morgan County, a daughter of Chester W. and Carey Ray Smith. Surviving are two brothers, Paul Smith of Chesterhill and Earl Smith of Tucson, Ariz; and a niece, Lois Osborn. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill, where Rebekah services will be held at 8 p.m. today. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Harra officiating. Burial will be Chesterhill Cemetery.
[December 14, 1983, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]

George W. Underwood
George W. Underwood of McConnelsville Dies At 98
McConnelsville - In 52 years, George W. Underwood never missed a Sunday attending services at Main Street Church of Christ in his home town of McConnelsville.
Yesterday (21 Jul), Mr. Underwood died at the age of 98 at the Mark Rest Home in McConnelsville where he had been a patient for two months. A native of Lewistown, Ill., he was born May 31, 1866, a son of Jehovah and Sarah Underwood. He was a retired plasterer and cabinet maker. Mr. Underwood is survived by a nephew, Delmar Finley of McConnelsville.
His wife, the former Anna Ashdon, died in 1946.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Main Street Church of Christ with Charles Wingfield officiating. Burial will be in Meigs Cemetery, Morgan County. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at Fisher Funeral Home here from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today.
[The Times Recorder, (Zanesville, Ohio) 22 Jul 1964 - Sub by Georgia Ferry, who adds this Note: George's wife, the former Anna Ashdon is also buried in the same cemetery. Her name is listed as "Nettie"]

Mary Leake Williams
Mary Leake Williams, 91, of Coal Street, Chesterhill, died at 3:50 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999 at her residence. Born March 19, 1908, in Brokaw, she worked as a homemaker and was a cook for Marion Elementary School in Chesterhill. She was a member of Chesterhill United Methodist Church, was involved with Sunshine Sunday School class, United Methodist Women, Chesterhill-Rebekah Lodge #785, Chesterhill Bartlett Chapter #280 Order of Eastern Star and the Chesterhill Ladies Euchre Club. Surviving are three sons, Raymond Williams of Nelsonville, Richard Williams of Reynoldsburg and Gary Williams of Chesterhill; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one foster brother, Donald Murphy of Malta; and two foster sisters, Dorthea Newburn of Malta and Della Bratton of McConnelsville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her foster parents, Jim and Flora Murphy; her husband, Fred R. Williams who died Nov. 6, 1977; one twin brother, John Leake; one sister, Louise Riley; two half brothers, Henry and Edgar Leake; and two foster brothers, Dwight and Delford Murphy. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home, 141 Marion St., Chesterhill. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the funeral home with Pastor Robie Scott officiating. Burial will be in Chesterhill Cemetery.
[Zanesville Times Recorder, July 25, 1999 - Sub by Michael Ring]

Hettie Campbell Woodward
RETIRED POSTMISTRESS – Mrs. Hettie F. Woodward, 83, of Chesterhill, a retired postmistress and school teacher, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday (Feb. 7) in Bethesda Hospital where she had been a patient about two weeks. She had been ill several years. Mrs. Woodward was born in Morgan County, January 24, 1883, daughter of Luther C. and Malinda Murphy Campbell. In 1910 she married William Woodward, who preceded her in death. She served several years as postmistress in Chesterhill before retiring. She previously had taught school in Morgan County. Mrs. Woodward was a member of the Chesterhill Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lottie E. Davis of Hebron; a brother James Campbell of St. Petersburg, Florida and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fawcett-Stone Funeral Home in Chesterhill with Rev. Merl Plotner officiating. Burial will be in Pennsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
[February 8, 1966, Zanesville Times Recorder - Sub by Michael Ring]



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