Banana Man … An Angel of Mercy?
by Martha Ackerman
It all began with visits to a good friend and continues as his
visits are anticipated by the residents. Jack Bonar, of Claring-ton,
is called the “Banana Man” by the residents of Woodsfield
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He brings a banana or candy and good cheer to each resident each
day. He comes rain or shine and misses very few days throughout
the year. He stops at Eastern Row Market or Riesbeck’s and buys
enough bananas or whatever he’s taking that day so each resident
will have something. He pays for the things himself and his
reward is the smile he gets when he stops in with his little
gifts and friendly “Hi!;” but the biggest gift he gives is that
Jack began visiting his friend Clarence Vanness at Woodsfield
Nursing and Rehab several years ago. “Clarence was so upbeat.
Everyone liked him,” said Jack. “I saw the joy he brought to the
Jack got to know many of the residents and after Clarence passed
away, Jack continued his daily visits bringing bananas, other
fruit, potato chips, peanuts or hard tack candy to each
resident. They look forward to this angel’s daily visits. He
knows each resident by his or her first name. Sometimes it is
the only visitor some of them have. It puts a smile on each
resident’s face. “It’s difficult when one passes away. I get
attached to them,” says the Banana Man.
Sometimes he brings the pink losengers, which stirs memories in
many of the residents. Tears filled Jack’s eyes as he relates
those memories. “I get a lot of pleasure from doing this, but I
get emotional sometimes.”
“Sometimes I think I do it because I feel guilty,” said Jack.
“When I was younger, my grandfather lived at a nursing home and
I visited him every couple of weeks. It was depressing but he
was always thrilled to see me. Maybe I’m trying to redeem
It’s this writer’s impression that redemption is not the reason
for the visits; it’s the compassion and love for those who are
growing older that keeps Jack coming back. He’s an angel of
“If I don’t come, they really get upset. One day when he wasn’t
able to make his daily visit, a resident asked a staff member to
call because I might have had an accident,” said Jack. “Never
underestimate them,” he continued. “If I have a water leak or
another problem, they remember to ask about it when I make my
Jack not only visits the residents; he accompanies them on their
field trips. They go to Walmart, out to eat and they love
Cabella’s, he noted. He related a story of one of the trips to
Cabella’s … There weren’t enough helpers to assist each resident
and they were having trouble pushing the number of wheelchairs
when a lady asked if she could help. She was waiting for her
husband and was happy to push a wheelchair around the store.
Well, one of the residents was a little put out because he
wanted to know why that particular resident got to be pushed by
the lady and Jack was pushing his wheelchair! Jack told him
because the resident patted the lady’s rear end and the jealous
resident said he could have done
that! “They talked about that for days,” laughed Jack. Then, on
the same trip, a resident wheeled off and when he couldn’t find
the rest of the group, he told the sales clerk that they had
gone off and left him!
“Jack is priceless. I don’t know of anyone who cares and gives
as much as he does,” said Lori Rossiter, WN&R activities
“His motivation is that he is a true Christian,” said WN&R
resident Lowell Morris. “His positive attitude cheers everyone
Residents of the Woodsfield Nursing and
Center are not the only
ones who Jack visits on a regular basis. A couple of times a
month he visits a 104-year-old lady who lives in
. He has been taking dinner to her every couple of weeks for
over 10 years. “We eat dinner and talk for hours,” said Jack.
“She tells me about everything she has seen in life. It’s
amazing how primitive things were.” He also takes books to her
which they also discuss. “I get along well with older people,”
This Ormet retiree and Angel of Mercy is an inspiration to all
who meet him and especially to the folks who shares his life
each day. He puts a little sunshine in their day and feels
privileged to be able to do it. Angel of Mercy? Indeed!
~ Gavin and His
Sisters Visit Santa
Do you believe in miracles? We do. Three children were shown on
the front page of last year’s Christmas issue and Gavin Matz was
one of them. He continues to be a miracle to his family. He has
undergone over 40 surgeries in his young life. Thanks to a
Christmas miracle Gavin will be spending Christmas at home with
his family. He is the son of Lisa and Lewis “Ogg” Matz Jr. Gavin
is shown with his sisters Makenna and Kaitlyn as they visited
Santa at Pat’s Gift Shoppe and Corner Cafe´ during the
Woodsfield Christmas Festival.
Around the Burnside
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can a person
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Do you have all of your Christmas shopping completed? If not,
you had better get busy. You’ve had Black Friday, Cyber Monday
and unless you were broke on Tuesday you can still get with it.
Our Sunday paper last week had 22 extra flyers in it offering
bargains galore, I think. Stores have been after us since the
goblins took off. If you take time to look them over, they want
you to think everything is on sale not just for sale. Some have
everything on sale. Do they sell anything at regular price?
I remember one job I had, we got paid once a month. Come to
think of it I still only get paid once a month. Our pay day came
the last of the month except our December check when they felt
big hearted and paid us before Christmas. By doing this, it made
the month of January extra long. Seemed as though january would
Several times we did a lot of our shopping the day before
Christmas because many of the stores held off their bargains
until the last day.
I remember one year we purchased some nice gifts for our oldest
child. After some time we heard some noise and when we checked
it out she was playing with pots and pans in the kitchen. So
much for new toys.
Now-a-days they advertise a cell phone that will do everything
but go to the bathroom for you and people line up at midnight or
earlier to be first in line to buy one. I’m glad I’m not one of
them. I think I told you I can’t remember using a telephone
until I was in the service and then they stuck me on the
switchboard, which was really fun.
I think last week I mentioned something about pulling taffy.
Well, this week I was reminded of something else we used to do.
A friend sent a note with their Christmas card that indicated
the mister had stepped on a nail and it got infected and had a
two week hospital stay to get over it. I think I can remember
having a piece of salt pork placed on the spot and wrapped up.
In fact, I’m sure this happened several times. Now I’m not
saying this is a cure for an infection but I didn’t have to go
to the hospital for two weeks. I never did experience a mustard
plaster for a cold but Vicks Salve was used by the jar when I
was growing up. Some times eating a little dab for a sore
I can’t believe it. We have gone 24 hours without snow but our
Atomic clock told me it was 10 degrees last night. Isn’t that a
tink too cold for December? I remember shooting darts with a
blowgun I received on Christmas Day. That’s my kind of weather.
Then again when it warms up in the spring I forget all about the
cold weather we had. I know I’ll be complaining about the heat
before long. Never satisfied.
Channel 9 last night indicated snow every day for this week. The
sun is peeking in and out today. I think Channel 9 tries to
predict the weather for all of eastern U.S. and once in
a while they hit it correctly. they are not happy unless they
show rain or snow or both. All you can really do about the
weather is take what you get and make the best of it. You can
I mentioned last week of a law being passed in Ohio to prevent farmers from spreading manure
on frozen ground. The run-off when warm weather arrives causes
Well, an area in Ohio
is having a different but yet kind of the same problem. The
run-off from piles of salt is causing their drinking water to
taste salty. I think you will agree that may not be as bad when
compared to manure run-off but salty drinking water isn’t the
most pleasant thing to drink although some drink worse tasting
stuff than that. In my opinion.
Actually drinking water is very easy to pollute. I drink a Dew
for lunch and bottle water for supper. the other evening for
supper we had soupbeans. I like my soupbeans to have a goodly
amount of onion mixed in with the beans.
During the process of eating the beans I would drink water from
the bottle. We don't get too fancy. Well, later on in the
evening I drank more water from this bottle. I thought this
water has a slight onion taste. I didn’t think much of it as I
had eaten some onion. When I finished the bottle of water I
mentioned the taste to Esther and she smelled the bottle. Sure
enough I had polluted that bottle of water without even trying.
The moral of this story, be careful what you eat if you drink
from a bottle.
Nothing makes one feel more at home than a big snowstorm.
Don’t forget church this weekend.
It was a festive day as the former IPS building, located in the
Black Walnut Center Commerce Park, was named The William E.
Moore III Building. The occasion marked the 76th birthday of
William E. (Bill) Moore, Woodsfield Councilman and former owner
of the Spirit of Democracy. The honor was bestowed by Steve
Georgilis, who has purchased the building and heads a new
company, Ohio Made Tires, which will operate from the newly
named building. Attending the festivities were, from left,
front: Monroe County Commissioner Tim Price, CIC member Dean
Gramlich, Woodsfield Councilwoman and CIC member Carol Hehr, the
honoree William E. Moore III, CIC secretary Ruth Workman, local
attorney and CIC member Jason Yoss, owner Steve Georgilis,
Monroe County Auditor and CIC member Pandora Neuhart; back: CIC
member Tracey Craig, Monroe County Commissioners Carl Davis and
John V. Pyles. Photos by Martha Ackerman
Building Dedicated as The
More than 100 years of experience went into the planning stages
of a new business located in the former IPS building in the
Black Walnut Commerce Center.
Ohio Made Tires is making quality retread tires and will be in
operation at this location within the next few weeks. The
business has been brought to Monroe County
by Steve Georgilis, a
businessman. Those quality retread tires are now available to
local residents. (See the ad on Page 6)
Georgilis has gathered people around him that will ensure the
business is a success. Georgilis’ goal is to employ at least 50
workers by July 2011. Marc Fortin, is the general production
manager. He is a former Goodyear employee who brings over 22
years of experience to Ohio Made Tires. Consultant Jim Gillian,
an Oliver Rubber representative, has brought his 40 years of
experience to the mix.
An experienced staff has been assembled for the marketing end of
the business. Ann Block, former liaison with Ohio Secretary of
State Jennifer Brunner, is Ohio Made Tires’ Woodsfield Facility
Administrator and Marketing Specialist. Kathy Gagin, former
Congressional staffer for Charlie Wilson, is vice-president of
the Ohio Operations.
A dedication celebration was held Dec. 15 renaming the former
IPS building the
William E. Moore III Building.
Georgilis renamed the building in recognition of Moore’s help in introducing him to the right
community and political leaders, who came together to make this
business and the site a reality in a very short time. The
occasion also marked Moore’s 76th birthday.
“As we move forward to make something great here on Moore Ridge,
we are honoring a man who has dedicated his life to Woodsfield
and Monroe County,”
said Block. She noted that it is fitting the building is named
for Moore because the commerce
center is located on Moore Ridge, which was named for Bill’s
family settled in Monroe
County in 1832 and later purchased a
farm between Eddy Bridge and
Jerusalem. The gold pieces that were used
to purchase the land had been sewn into his grandfather Moore’s
grandmother Eliza-beth McKeown Moore’s dress when she left Scotland. The
idea behind this was that if she was dissatisfied with her life
in America, she
would have the money to return to her homeland.
As her last official duty for Congressman Charlie Wilson, Kathy
Gagin presented a proclamation to William E. Moore III. The
following is the text from that proclamation:
“Be it known to all that the 111th Congress of the United States
of American now honors and commends the dedication of the “William
in Woodsfield, Ohio.
“In so doing, the 111th Congress is mindful of the words of
Winston Churchill, who once said, ‘We make a living by what we
get, but we make a life by what we give.’ True to this call to
service, the honor now bestowed upon William ‘Bill’
after years of public service and giving back to his community.
Bill Moore has always given from the heart, led by example and
grown along with his beloved Monroe
“The 111th Congress further remembers the words of Abraham
Lincoln, who once said, ‘I like to see a man proud of the place
in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place
will be proud of him.’ Bill Moore personifies Lincoln’s call, and in turn, the 111th Congress of the United States
wishes to convey the pride of a grateful nation to him, for his
unique American life and for his years of service to the
“Therefore, I, Congressman Charlie Wilson, of
Ohio’s Sixth Congressional District, am proud to
honor and commend William E. Moore upon the dedication of the ‘William E. Moore III Building’
in Woodsfield, Ohio, on this 15th day of December, 2010.”
“On behalf of the CIC I want to thank Steve (Georgilis) for
giving us the opportunity to lower our unemployment rate,” said
CIC member and Woodsfield Councilwoman Carol Hehr. “I call Steve
a tornado. He’s thinking all the time and constantly going. It’s
a pleasure to be a very small part of making things happen. The
CIC was concerned about this building for a long time. When Bill
(Moore) introduced Steve at
a Kiwanis meeting, it all came together. I have never met anyone
as dedicated to
County as Bill is. If it
weren’t for him, this building would probably still be empty.”
“Good things happen when good people work together,” said Moore. “I met a good man when I met Steve
noted that Ohio Made Tires has contracts to sell green and
American made tires.
tires will be found on postal vehicles,
New York taxi cabs, tractor trailers,
light trucks and passenger cars. “Who knows where these tires
will go,” added the honoree.
As the celebration continued, two semis pulled in carrying
equipment that had been purchased and disassembled at an
facility. Currently, tires are being produced in two other
locations, but soon, the entire operation will be located at the
thanks to the vision of a
businessman and a community and government working together.
by Dorothy Ricer
I love the smiles on shoppers and the carols being played
The smell of pine and candles this time is heaven-made
The snow flakes flutter downward through the misty
glow of lights as wound-up little children try sleeping through
The crystal sound of ringing bells is music to my heart
As I think of why there’s Christmas that
sets this time apart.
There are those who claim that doesn’t fit in their Christmas
belief and one should just say
“Happy Holidays” so they will not feel grief.
But this is what I’m thinking and I’ll say it now to you
Love Christmas for it’s meaning
“To thine own self be true.”
Remember Jesus’ birthday at Christmastime so sweet
and shout Merry Christmas to everyone you meet.
Today was the groundbreaking of the new elementary and high
school. It was fun I got to talk to my friends and I got to
listen to the band play.
It was cold but I had fun.
Woodsfield and Skyvue students were there. I am sure that they
enjoyed just as much as I did.
Thank you, Eric Kemp
I hope the classrooms are bigger than they are now. I hope there
will be places for people that want to play football and people
that want to play soccer or freeze tag, then it won’t be so
I hope there will be no fires and no tornadoes.
I would love to see deer on the playground early in the morning
and afternoon. It would also be cool to see baby foxes but not
I would like to thank the taxpayers for this new school. I hope
the furnace doesn’t go out in winter.
This morning on Nov. 1 my class went to the groundbreaking
ceremony of the new school.
There was people, machinery and gold shovels, also the board of
The part I was touched by was when Coach Circosta put feeling
into his speech.
WES Sixth Grader
Anthony Joseph Pirl
On Nov. 1 I went to the new school groundbreaking. There were
speeches and songs. The scene was amazing.
The board of education was there, the cheerleaders cheered and
the band played.
That was my day.
Today we went to the sighting of the new school and high school.
It was a very sunny day. Skyvue, Woodsfield elementary and
Woodsfield high were all there. It was very exciting to see that
our school was being built by the high school.
There were 15 shovels. There were cheerleaders. There were
students playing instruments. There were veterans.
I thank the people who are helping make a new school.
Sincerely, Amber Clark
On Nov. 1 I went to the Woodsfield and Monroe Central
The cheerleaders did three cheers and Mr. Skidmore directed the
band and they played Star Spangled Banner.
Coach Circosta talked about a football team that made it to the
state playoffs for the first time and they had a sign that said
it’s not a dream it’s a reality and got emotional.
There were golden shovels and they gave us cookies and punch.
WES Sixth Grader
On Nov. 1 the Woodsfield Elementary School and the Monroe Central
High School went to the
groundbreaking ceremony. That meant that there wasn’t much
longer until the new schools were built.
When we arrived Larry Elliott introduced us. After he was done
the band played the National Anthem and said the Pledge of
Allegiance. Then Mrs. Anderson said a prayer. After that a few
people gave speeches. Coach Circosta’s speech was the most
touching. He spoke about how a little school like us got to the
state playoffs and had never been there before. The team had a
semi-truck that said, ‘It’s not a dream anymore.”
When Coach said that he got tears in his eyes. Then he wanted to
start the first cheer. The first part of the cheer he spelled
Redskins and the second part of the cheer he spelled Noles.
After that the band played some songs and the cheerleaders
cheered to them. When we got back to the school we all got
cookies and punch.
WES Sixth Grade Student
On Nov. 1 I went to the groundbreaking for the Monroe Central
High School and Woodsfield
Coach Circosta spoke about a team that never made it to the
finals for football. When the team arrived they had a semi that
said, “It isn’t a dream anymore”. Coach got a little teary
Now for the new schools it isn’t a dream anymore. The new
schools are here and the time is now.
WES Student, Dylan Baker
On Nov. 1 my class went to the groundbreaking for the new
schools. It was a cold day but a nice ceremony
After all the buses were unloaded it started.
First there were speakers. There were cheers from the
cheerleaders and last there was the groundbreaking.
A few of the speakers were Mrs. Anderson from Woodsfield, Mr.
Calder from Monroe Central and coach Circosta. Circosta talked
about a small town football team and a semi pulled up by the
field and it said, “It’s not a dream anymore; it’s a reality.”
After the groundbreaking everyone went back to school and that
WES Sixth Grader
EMIL E. HOLTSCLAW
Emil E. Holtsclaw, 83, Woodsfield, died Dec. 13, 2010
at Monroe County
Woodsfield. He was born Sept. 28, 1927 in
Ohio, a son of the late Opal Marie
He was a retired factory worker at Cardex,
Reno, Ohio; a U.S. Army Korean Conflict veteran; a member of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, New Martinsville; life member
of the VFW Post 5108,
Surviving are two sons, Dean (Nora) Holtsclaw of St. Clairsville,
Mark Holtsclaw of Benwood Rd; six
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Mary Dean Hughes Holtsclaw.
Friends were received Dec. 15 at
St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, New
Martinsville, until time of service, with Rev. Richard Heller
Burial followed in
Memorial contributions may be made to Otts Endowment, c/o
Citizens National Bank, 143 S. Main St.,
Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home,
Sardis.Sympathy expressions at
June Marie Gilmore Riley
June Marie Gilmore Riley, 86, Beallsville, went to meet
her Lord and Savoir on Dec. 13, 2010 in
Hospital. She was born in
Clarington, a daughter of the late Martin and Della Bonar
She was a member of
Church where she taught
Sunday School and Children’s Church. She worked as a cook at the
Baker’s Dozen Restaurant in Woodsfield before retiring. She was
a devoted mom and grandma and she was loved so much.
Surviving are two sons, Jack (Ellen) Riley, Steve Riley; a
daughter, Dolly (Roger) Pittman, all of Beallsville; seven
grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Pittman, Susan (Marty) Wallace,
Amy (James) Damron, Rebecca Pittman, Sarah (Jarren) Burke, Mary
(Josh) Harris, Nathan Pittman; 11 great-grandchildren, Carrie,
Daniel and Madison Pittman, James and Kevin Wallace, Colton and
Lance Damron, Jackson and Emily Burke, Abigail and Aaron Harris;
a sister, Vera Sawyer of Tavares, Fla.; also several nephews and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Starling Riley, whom she married on Nov. 23, 1946;
their son, Dennis; a grandson, Daniel Pittman; two brothers,
James and Orval Gilmore; two sisters, Doris Mobley and Dorothy
Friends were received Dec. 16 at Harper Funeral Home,
Beallsville. Visitation was then be held until time of service
Church, with Pastors
Jeffrey Cox and William Graham officiating.
Burial followed at
East Sunsbury Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net
Floyd D. Jones, 91, Cameron, died Dec. 12, 2010 at Wetzel County
Martinsville, W.Va. He was born June 17, 1919 in Cameron, a son
of the late Lynn and Susie Monahan Jones.
He was an electrician and member of the IBEW Union of Marietta.
He was a member of the Cameron Church of Christ and the Monroe
County Senior Citizens. He was a musician and played with
numerous local musicians over the years and had played for the
Senior Citizens throughout the county.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Cook of Woodsfield; two sons, Jim
Jones of San Antonio, Texas,
John Jones of Cameron; a sister, Violet Radomilovich of South
Euclid; two brothers, Emerson (Judy) Jones of Mentor, Gary (Bev)
Jones of Jerusalem; and several grandchildren and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Ruth Catherine Twinem Jones; an infant son; a son, Tom
Jones; three sisters, Shirley Jones Fisher, Janice Jones Lohr,
Norma Jones Watkins; and two brothers, Gerald Jones and Richard
Friends were received Dec. 15 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Dec. 16, with Keith
Jones officiating. Burial followed in Cameron Cemetery.
Condolences can be expressed at:www.bauerturner.com
BETTY LEE YOHO
Betty Lee Burley Yoho, 85, SR 7,
Sardis, died Dec. 14, 2010 at home. She
was born July 3, 1925 in Moundsville, W.Va.,
a daughter of the late George and Trixie Rine Burley.
She was retired from Conalco, Hannibal; a member of Ladies
Auxiliary of VFW Post 9930, American Legion Post 760 Auxiliary,
Order of Ohio Eastern Star, Belpre; and a Protestant by faith.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Yoho of Powhatan Point, Gary
Yoho of Sardis; a daughter, Sharon Potts of Hannibal; a
step-brother, Robert R. Spear of Clarington; three step-sisters,
Marjorie Riggenbach of Woodsfield, Dorothy Lloyd of Lenoir, N.C.
and Esther Hirschman of Belton, Texas; seven grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Joseph L.V. Yoho; and a grandson, Jeffery Potts.
Friends were received Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 until time of service
at Grisell Funeral Home,
Sardis, with Rev. Cathy Harman
Burial in Emma
Sympathy expressions at:grisellfuneralhomes.com
BETTY J. ACKERMAN
Betty J. Ackerman, 83,
630 Lewisville Rd., Woodsfield, died
Dec. 14, 2010 at Wheel-ing Hospital. She was born May 18, 1927 at
Woodsfield, a daughter of the late Frank and Stella Hoover Tidd.
She was a retired cook for the Switzerland of Ohio School
District and a member of the Ozark Church of Christ. She was a
devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and loved
by many friends.
Surviving are a son, John (Barb) Ackerman of Woods-field; a
daughter, Sharon (Mitch) Fetzer of Woodsfield; a brother, Harold
R. Tidd of Columbus; four grandchildren, Mike (Jennifer)
Fetzer, Jaime (Brad) Foster, Jennifer (Scott) Whatley, Heather
(Jeremy) Powell; seven great-grandchildren, Kason and Caleb
Powell, Morgan Paige and Evan Fetzer, Madelyn and Andrew Foster,
and Julia Whatley.
Betty died of a broken heart due to the loss of her husband,
Lester C. Ackerman, who died Nov. 8, 2010. In addition to her
husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother,
Robert Tidd and a sister, Virginia Case.
Friends were received Dec. 16 at Watters Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Dec. 17, with Kim
McFarland officiating. Burial followed in the
Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
Steven A. Devier
Steven A. Devier, 63, Sardis,
died Dec. 15, 2010 at Ruby Memorial
Hospital, Morgan-town, W.Va.
He was born Jan. 14, 1947 in Bluffton, a son of the late Herbert
and Mary LaDonna Johnson Devier.
He was a school bus driver for Switzerland of Ohio Local School
District; a Green Township Trustee, a farmer and mechanic. He
was a Protestant by faith and member of O.A.P.S.E. He enjoyed
farming and especially spending time with his grandson, Blake.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Becky Davis Devier; a son,
Chane L. (Carlette) Devier of Corbin, Ky.; a daughter, Stephanie
A. Devier of Fly; his “big guy” grandson, Blake A. Devier; four
brothers, Gary (Judy) Devier of Lima, David (Patty) Devier of
Springfield, Robert Devier of Lima and Dean Devier of Bluffton;
and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received Dec. 20 at Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, where funeral services were held Dec.
21, with Brent Roth officiating. burial followed at the
convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blake Devier Education
Fund, 37302 Fifth Ave.,
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.
Carolyn Sue Kindle, 68, Orlando,
Fla., formerly of Graysville, died Dec. 10, 2010 at Florida East
Hospital due to heart
failure. She was born April 23, 1942 in
Ashland, a daughter of the late Donovan
and Grace Eikleberry Jackson.
She was a homemaker; enjoyed quilting and cross-stitching. Her
most important jobs were being a mother and grandmother. Her
children and grandchildren were her life.
Surviving are her companion of almost 21 years, James Hampton of
Orlando, Fla,; ex-husband of 19 years, Ben Kindle of Lewisville;
five children, Robin (Sam) McLean, Bruce (the late Donna)
Kindle, Todd Kindle, Shawna Bond, all of Orlando, Fla., and
Camela “Cammie” Kindle of Woodsfield; two brothers, Carl “Elmer”
Jackson, Harold Jackson, both of Graysville; a sister, Mabel
Frase of Wooster; 11 grandchildren, Tara Pollock of Columbus,
Tommy Phillips of Ohio, Derek Pritchard, friend “Bub” Daugherty,
Carolyn “Carrie” Kindle, April (Stephen) Pearl, Miranda Vita,
Elizabeth “Boo” Bond, all of Orlando, Fla, and Natashia Hughey,
Cortney Hughey and Amber Hughey, all of Woodsfield; nine
great-grandchildren, Iesha Daugherty, Eric Daugherty, Austin
Daugherty, all of Mississippi, Tristan Daugherty, Talon
Daugherty, Keyarra Daugherty, Randy Kindle and Stephen Pearl,
Jr., all of Orlando, Fla., and one unborn great-grandchild due
on June 30, 2011; many nieces, nephews and cousins; her best
friend of over 33 years, Norma Smith of New Martinsville, W.Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a
sister, Marie Lallathin; two infant children, Mark Alan Kindle
and Carol Ann Kindle; and a great-grandson, Zane Dossitt.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 29 at
Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services
will be held Dec. 30, at 11 a.m., with Jeremy Kinney
officiating. Burial in West
Condolences can be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.
POLLY J. PETERS
Polly J. Peters, 92, died Dec. 19, 2010 at Barnesville
Health Care Center. She was born May 8, 1918 in
County, a daughter of the
late Fred and Mabel Boyd Jefferies.
She was a member of
Church, Barnesville TWIG and was an
Surviving are two sons, Fred (Judy) Peters of Barnesville, Jay
Peters of Columbus; two grandsons, Barry (Judy) Peters
of Belmont, Dan (Julie) Peters of Quaker City; and a
great-granddaughter, Lindsey (Steve) Brown of Salesville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, William J. Peters on June 17, 1981; and a sister, Helen
Friends will be received Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. until time of
service at 1 p.m., with Rev. John Partridge officiating at
Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. Burial will
JAMES L. DAVIDSON
James L. Davidson, Jr., 54,
50125 Johnson Rd., Lewisville, died
Dec. 19, 2010 upon arrival at
Hospital. He was born July
18, 1956 at Cuyahoga
Falls, a son of the late Maxine
Artymovich Davidson and James l. David-son, Sr. of Akron.
He was a self-employed general contractor. He enjoyed fishing,
hunting and working in his garden.
In addition to his father, surviving are three sons, Jason
(Lisa) Davidson of Akron, Justin Davidson of Manches-ter, David
Davidson of Lewisville; two daughters, Carrie Davidson of Akron,
Ashley Davidson of Lewis-ville; a sister, Darlene Schaeffer of
Old Washington; three brothers, Danny (Joyce) Davidson of Akron,
Max (Dee) Davidson of Green, Mike Davidson of Akron; and three
There will be no visitation. Burial will be held at the
convenience of the family at a later date.
Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.