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Obituaries and Death Notices


REV. PHILANDER CHASE
At Charleston, S. C. on the 1st of March Rev. Philander Chase, lately of Zanesville, and the son of Bishop Chase of St. Clairsville, Ohio. (*April 8 1824, The Supporter - CA, Sub by FoFG]

MARTHA COLLINS
Mrs. Martha Collins, widow of W.J. Collins, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Homer, 142 Race Street from complications. She had been ill five years. The deceased was born May 6, 1846, Pike County, the daughter of James and Sarah Clark. She was married to Mr. Collins in 1880. He died June 2, 1928. Surviving are four sons, Charles, Waiter, both of Columbus, and George and Homer, of Chillicothe, and one brother, George, of Greenfield. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday at the residence. Rev. William Motter will be in charge. Intermittent will be in Greenlawn.  [Scioto Gazette, Feb. 11. 1929. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

ISAAC COOK
On Wednesday last of pulmonary disease, Mr. Isaac Cook of this town, in the 53d year, leaving a widow and a large family. (Feb 7, The Supporter; CA, Sub by FoFG]

MARY COOK
On Sunday last, in the 44th year, Mrs. Mary Cook, of this place.

ELEANOR FAY COY
Eleanor F. Coy, 74, of Chillicothe, died 10:36 am, Monday, September 13, 2010, at the Adena Regional Medical Center.  She was born July 18, 1936 in Ross Co. to John and Lexie Merritt Price. In 1977 she married David R. Coy, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Rick (Deb), Brian (Michelle), Kevin (Melissa), and Jeff (Debbie) Hice, all of Chillicothe, John (Carolyn) Hice, of West Palm Beach, FL and Tammy Coy, of Chillicothe; two step-children, Jeff Coy and Rhonda (Kenny) Smith, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Tony (Mindy), Jaime, and Chris Hice, Shaun (Robin) Jones, Chasity (Brad) Lowery, Misty (and Fiancee Charles) and Chad (Sherina) Hice, Ashley (Jason) Colegrove; step-grandchildren, Colton (Kayla) Detty and Dylan Coy; 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Avanal Jones, of Chillicothe; a sister-in-law, Hilda Price, of Londonderry; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Price and three sisters, Ruby Riddle, Loraine Price, and Lucille McKinney.
Mrs. Coy was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Friday at the Haller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 pm Thursday at Haller's.  [Chillicothe Gazette, 2010. Submitted by Rhonda Smith].

WALTER CRAWFORD
Yellowbud Man Dies of Auto Hurts
Walter Crawford, 25, of Yellowbud, died at the Veterans Hospital at 5:30 AM Monday, from injuries suffered when his Car struck a tree in Yoctangee Park early Friday morning.  Mr. Crawford, an attendant at the Veterans Hospital, was born in Circleville on June 6, 1925, of the son of John and Esther Pinnix Crawford, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen at Yellowbud.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Bennett Crawford; the parents, and Circleville; three sons, Richard, Michael Stephen, and Walter Jr., all at home; two sisters, Miss Caroline Crawford, of and Miss Maryland Crawford, both of Circleville, and four brothers.  They are Jack, of Amanda and George, David, and Kenneth, all of Circleville.  Another Brother, Mark Richard, was killed during the Normandy Invasion.  Arrangements are being completed by the Whitsel-Root Funeral Home.  [Chillicothe Gazette. June 12, 1950. Submitted by Carla Mascara.]

BETSEY M. CREIGHTON
CREIGTON, Betsey Mead, 3rd daughter of William CREIGHTON, Jr., died in Chilicothe, Ohio July 5, in the 17th year of her age. [July 22, 1831 - National Intelligencer, KT - Sub by FoFG]

JAMES CROCKWELL
--In this town, on Monday evening last, after a short but severe illness, James Crockwell, in the 27th year of his age. [Sept 29, 1810; "The Supporter", CA - Sub by FoFG]

SARAH E. CROFT
Sarah Elizabeth (Shasteen) Croft, 83, of Columbus, died Sept. 29, in Doctors Hospital North, Columbus, a daughter and son-in-law Becky and Donald B. Lemaster, Florida, 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Oda Arledge, Chillicothe; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends my call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Carringer officiating. Burial will following in Northlawn Memory Gardens, Columbus.  [Chillicothe Gazette. September 29, 1984. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

CATHERINE CUSHENBERRY
SAID TO BE 116
Catherine Cushenberry, colored died in Chillicothe, Ohio on Monday at the remarkable age of 116 years. She was born in fauquier county, Va. in 1780 and the record of the county show that in 1792, at age 12 years, she was purchased by a man named Craigen living near Moorefield, in what is now West Virginia. She passed through a number of hands after that, until 1802, when she was the property of Mrs. Sarah Dyer of Pendelton county, W. Va. Previous to that time she had had twelve children, and one of them George HerBert, had purchased his freedom and moved to Chillicothe. In 1862 after a long search, he found his mother in Pendelton county and purchased her freedom for $125. She has lived in that city ever since with two of her sons. The whereabouts of all her other children are unknown. She has been entirely blind for thirty years, but retained  her mental faculities to a remarkable degree up to within the past three months-- Philadelphia Times. [Manning Times, Nov. 4, 1896; Sub. by. Clarice Palmer]




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