A retired businessman and
resident was killed last week when the lawn tractor he
was operating was struck by a pickup truck.
Joseph “Joe” N. Gallagher, 85, was pronounced dead at
the scene of the crash at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26
on SR145 in
According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol report, Gal-lagher
was turning north onto SR145 from CR39,
Harper Ridge Road
and failed to yield.
The John Deere lawn tractor operated by Gallagher was
struck by a southbound 1994 Chevrolet 2500 pick-up truck
driven by Michael E. Aberegg, Jr., 24, of 50406 Mellott Ridge Road,
Beallsville. Neither Aberegg nor his passenger, Tyler C.
Brown, 24, 116 South Lincoln, Apt. A, Barnesville, were
According to OHP Trooper Dennis Wilcox, Gallagher, who
pulled into the path of Aberegg’s truck, was at fault in
the accident. He said Aberegg swerved to the left to
avoid the collision and there was only slight contact
between the two vehicles. However, Gallagher was ejected
from the lawn mower. His body came to rest 40 feet from
the point of impact.
Wilcox said Gallagher was legally driving the lawn mower
on the state and county routes. He said a “slow-moving
vehicle” sign was displayed on the lawn mower. Trooper
Wilcox said he believes Gallagher had just finished
mowing a lawn and was headed to his home.
In addition to the patrol, the Monroe County Sheriff’s
Office, Monroe County Coroner and Somerton EMS
responded to the scene.
Funeral services were held for Gallagher on Aug. 29 at
Harper Funeral Home in Beallsville.
Gallagher, a prominent businessman, founded Gallagher
Monuments in 1954. The business now includes two
locations, one at the junction of SR145 and SR800 in Malaga and the other at 244 West Main Street
in St. Clairsville.
Tax to be Made
by Myrtle Smith
A public hearing to reinstate a one-half percent sales
tax was held Aug. 31 by Monroe County Commissioners, who
indicated county sales tax will be reduced by that
amount in the last quarter of this year.
In addition to commissioners and two representatives of
the Beacon, only one county resident attended the
hearing. There were no objections by the public to
reinstating the tax, although countian Ed Vargo had
several questions about the matter.
A second public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 8 at 10
a.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room.
The tax is expected to be reinstated effective Jan. 1,
According to discussion, the tax was implemented several
years ago to run for four-year periods after which
action to renew the tax is necessary.
John Pyles, commission president, said an error was made
during the transition process - it was a human error.
While commissioners did not receive a letter from the
state, Pyles said they would take the brunt of that
error. He said based on the projected rate of where the
county is now based on the last receipts for the
quarter, lost tax revenue to Monroe County
will be around $100,000,” he said.
Pyles explained a voice-mail was allegedly left by a
state employee rather than sending a reminder letter to
commissioners that a renewal was due. He indicated the
alleged voice mail had not been heard by his office.
Commissioner Carl Davis said officials didn’t know they
had to do something until it was too late.
Commissioner Tim Price said they have held conference
calls with the governor’s office and others as well as
with Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Riethmiller. “There is no
waiver or extension,” he concluded.
The board has taken steps so that this does not happen
in the future. Reinstatement of the half-percent sales
tax will be made permanent by the current resolution.
Pyles said If Monroe County flourishes, officials can go
through the process and remove the tax.
Denise Potts, director, Monroe County Public
Transportation, submitted a request for proposal for the
2010 grant application. The allocation amount is based
on the needs and performance of the county which deals
with vehicles, passengers, miles, hours, etc. The
request is the amount of this year’s allocation plus a
two percent increase. In order to apply for the grant, a
local match is needed.
The amount of the federal match requested for 2010 is
$123,424 and the amount of the state match for 2010 is
$44,585. Potts said that proof of a local match is
needed to request the grant money. She said she should
know by the first of the year whether she will get the
money and how much it will be.
Potts reported that she has received approval to
purchase four new vehicles with stimulus money.
She requested a 25-cent per hour increase for her
employees and a 75-cent per hour increase for herself.
The request for local match was approved contingent upon
the prosecutor’s approval of the paperwork submitted by
Potts, and with the stipulation that if the raises are
given and she does not get the requested grant money,
there would not be more money available for local match.
Ronda Piatt, dog warden, requested approval to purchase
a 10 x 40 trailer from Herbert Smith for $500. Piatt
said the trailer is suited to her needs. She will get
the required permit to move the trailer from
County to Monroe County.
Her husband will move the trailer at no cost. Her
request was approved.
said that Ronda Piatt reported dogs being abandoned and
she was called to pick them up. Because they were
confined, she contacted the county sheriff’s office, and
the dogs are now at the shelter.
A request by the Woodsfield Christmas Festival Committee
to use the first and second floor of the courthouse and
for the Woodsfield Garden Club to decorate the front of
the courthouse for the Dec. 5 festival was approved.
reported receiving a call regarding removing a tree on a
leased lot (county owned) in Cameron. Prior to making a
decision, Pyles will look at the tree.
The courthouse will be closed on Monday Sept. 7 in
observance of the Labor Day. Next week’s meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8 starting at 9:30 a.m.
There are many questions I’d like to ask the Honorable
Charlie Wilson. This letter is in response to Charlie
Wilson’s letter sent to his constituents via e-mail on
8/19 “Myth vs Fact” on the Health Care Reform Bill.
Statement number five states that this “bill will not
cause employer based coverage” (i.e. private) “to be
crowded out by a public” (i.e. government) “Insurance
option, but that a public option is only one of many
choices that will be offered.” However, it doesn’t take
a rocket scientist to figure out that any government
option (i.e. funded by our taxes) does not have to make
a profit in order to stay in business and that it won’t
take long before businesses will drop their private
insurance plans for their employees because they can
not compete with the government option. This will
in turn force many people and employers to turn to the
government option. Soon, the government/public option
will be the only one left in business and thus we will
be a country with socialized health care, see sec. 313
“Employer Contribution in Lieu of Coverage’ in HR 3200.
There is no incentive to keep a private option in the
plan. By year five all health care will be integrated
into the federal system. In addition, as for being able
to keep our health care, that is not what the document
says on page 16 of the 1017 page bill or Sec. 102
“Choice to Keep Current Coverage” specifically section
102 (2) from HR 3200 which states you will have to merge
into the public option if there are any policy
adjustments for any reason. Doesn’t sound like we’ll
have much choice.
In response to statement number 1 where you state that
this bill will not create deficit spending: I ask you
why should we believe a government who has failed to run
our own government without a deficit and whose Medicare,
Medicaid and Social Security programs are all broke - or
soon will be? What makes this program any different than
ones the government has already tried to run? Based upon
the government’s past experiences of handling our money
to fund their many programs, they will have to raise
taxes to pay for this program too. They will say that
costs have risen too quickly or needs are greater than
expected and they must increase the tax base in order to
continue this program. Once the private insurance
companies are out of business, what other choice will
each of us have? Each of us are already working till
about April 13, every year, in order to pay the
government their portion of our money (i.e. taxes). I do
believe that if each of us had less taxes to pay (i.e.
tax cuts), our greater in pocket cash would allow many
more of us to be able to afford some health insurance.
In response to statement number six, where you state
that this bill will not cut jobs. I remind you that all
those people in the private insurance business, will
eventually be out of a job. In addition, in my opinion,
it will also dissuade people from wanting to become
doctors in the future because their income will have to
fixed, by controlling the amount to be paid to the
doctor for any type of procedure, etc. Otherwise how
else could this government run option manage their
finances? So, government will artificially (not be
supply/demand) keep costs down – which again is another
government control – i.e. loss of the doctor’s liberty.
In response to statement number eight where you state
that “There is a terrible myth being spread that health
care reform promotes euthanasia.” Now granted, there is
no provision in the bill to pay for euthanasia. However,
all one has to realize is that there will be a set
amount of funds in this program and as in every
business, management is always looking for the best way
to spend their capital. Unfortun-ately, it most likely
will be decided upon by age of the client and the
seriousness of the disease. So, if there is a choice to
be made between a younger person who needs an operation
and an older person who needs one (and there will be
many every day), my guess is that the younger person
will always win out; one of the reasons being that the
elderly one has already lived most of his life and thus
the younger person should be given that opportunity now.
thus, the elderly will – more often than not – have
reduced quality of life care, which can – though not
always, lead to a desire to be put out of their
pain/problems – i.e. euthanasia. This not not the case
with our health care system today. Our elderly have
available to them the best health care in the world.
One other point I’d like to raise that was not in his
e-mail letter is that Charlie Wilson has always claimed
to be a pro-life Congressman. However, in this health
care reform bill, even though the term (s) abortion or
abortion legislation, are not used, President Obama has
said that “reproductive care is at the very heart of his
health care plan.” Also, we need to look no further than
the federal Medicaid statute which does not mention the
word abortion, yet Medicaid had funded as many as
300,000 abortions/ year prior to the enactment of the
Hyde amendment. Yet this health care overhaul bypasses
the Hyde amendment – which restricts federal funding of
abortions through Medicaid; even if it did apply to the
health care bill, it would still have to be subject to
annual re-approval. So, I ask you Congressman Wilson,
how can you support a health care bill that in actuality
will be killing many of the babies’ lives that you say
* However, the most important question is one of
constitutionality! Our Constitution has never given to
the federal government the right to take over private
businesses such as this administration has done with the
automobile industry, banking industry, mortgage business
(Fannie and Freddie) and now the health industry. Our
government should never be running the private business
sector. That is definitely one of the characteristics of
a fascist government. As it states in
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, we
are a country governed “of the people, by the people,
and for the people”, not by an oligarchy.
This health care reform bill takes away too much of our
inalienable right of liberty and gives it to our
government to dole out as they see fit – definitely a
characteristic of Big Brother Govern-ment knowing what
is best (socialism). Instead, let us strive to correct
the problems within the private system we have today –
such as tort reform, refusing illegal aliens health care
who have not payed into the system, etc., all those
things that cause our health care costs to skyrocket.
There are other ways to control health costs rather than
to give away our liberty to control our own body’s
health. I urge you to vote against this horrendous
socialistic health plan and to research other ways of
reducing health care costs that would enable us to
maintain what is left of our free market/capitalistic
society on which our country was founded. Once our
liberty is gone, it is almost impossible to get back.
Let us never forget the lives and fortunes that our
founding fathers sacrificed for our precious freedoms as
well as Patrick Henry’s famous words: “Give me liberty
or give me death.”
Sincerely, Amy Zehnder
Miners Complete Specialized Training in Mine Firefighting
Taking part in recent fire brigade training were, front
from left, Mike Lodi, Cameron Nicholas and Matt Duvall. In back
are Mike Mellott, Jeremiah Brown, Luke Cutlip and Kevin McGilton.
All are miners at the American Energy Corporation Century Mine
Mine fire brigades from American Energy Corporation and The Ohio
Valley Coal Company recently completed two weeks of specialized
training in mine firefighting at the Safety Research Coal Mine
operated by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and
Health (NIOSH) near Pittsburgh.
American Energy and The Ohio Valley Coal
Co. are independent operating subsidiaries of Murray
The specialized training, which featured live fires in the mine,
was developed by Mur-ray Energy specifically for members of the
company’s mine fire brigades.
“We worked very closely with NIOSH to develop a training program
in which our teams learn to fight mine fires in a setting that
duplicates real-life scenarios far better than above-ground
simulations,” said Bill Moser, manager of emergency preparedness
for Murray Energy. “Although rare, fires are one of the most
dangerous hazards that could occur in a coal mine and we want
our fire brigades prepared to respond quickly and safely to help
ensure a positive outcome.”
During training exercises, fire brigade teams were given a map
of the NIOSH mine and told there was a fire - it was their job
to find and extinguish it. As they worked their way into the
dark mine passages, a light haze gave way to thin plumes of
smoke that reduced visibility to mere inches. Wearing nearly 60
pounds of firefighting gear and self-contained breathing
apparatuses, brigade members encountered a ‘victim’ who provided
additional information about the location of the fire, but also
had to be safely evacuated before the team could return. When
finally encountering the blaze, a propane-fueled fire controlled
by NIOSH staff, the brigades deployed fire hoses, making sure to
keep the nozzles spraying a wide ‘fog’ until the fire was
Mine fire brigades are a highly specialized aspect of Murray
Energy’s robust safety program. While emergency mine rescue
teams are required by federal regulations, Murray Energy
employed such teams long before they were mandated. There is no
requirement for mine operators to have fire brigades.
Because municipal fire departments are not trained in fighting
mine fires, Moser says well-trained mine fire brigades are a
critical component of mine fire safety and emergency
preparedness. “It takes time and money and training to get a
fire brigade program up and running and then ongoing training to
make sure the teams stay sharp,” he said. “But this is an
investment in safety. An expert fire brigade can save lives and
can save the mine itself.”
In addition to training at the NIOSH facility, Murray Energy
fire brigades have undergone mine firefighting training at
Uni-versity’s Mining Extension Service and the National Mine
Health and Safety Academy
operated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration in Beckley, W.Va.
Duty on the mine fire brigades is voluntary and miners who
volunteer participate in rigorous training in addition to their
regular jobs at the mine. Fire brigade members cite a desire to
ensure mine safety and protect their livelihood and fellow
miners (who also are often friends and family members) as
primary reasons for volunteering to be a member of their mine’s
Miner Bob Bailey, who has been a member of the American Energy
Corporation Century mine fire brigade for nine years, says he
became involved with the brigade in an effort to learn more
about mine safety. “Things can change very quickly underground.
A fire will double in size every five minutes,” said Bailey. He
notes that he never worked at a mine that had a fire brigade
until he came to work for a mine owned by Murray Energy. “I
want to be able to help if there is a fire - to save the lives
of the people I work with and to be able to save the mine.”
Buckeyes Are Nuts About 4-H ~
Hilltop Swiss Lads & Lassies, Clarington, was chosen as the
funniest float with “Buckeyes Are Nuts About 4-H” during the
2009 Jr. Fair Parade held Aug. 24.
Photo by Martha Ackerman
Over the years, the Ohio River has positively impacted the
communities within Monroe
County. In recognition and
preservation of that fact, the Monroe County
has been established.
The organizational meeting of a new riverfront museum, located
within the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union in Clarington, was
held Aug. 26. Charter members of the museum sub-committee within
Team Monroe are Taylor Abbott, Marjorie Baumberger, Clarington
Mayor Lida Conn,
Joel Davis, Sharon Davis, Don Jones, Mike Lloyd, Fred McCabe,
Robyn McGuire, Eileen Maienknecht, Norman Maienknecht, Don
Pollock, Barbara Rush and Tom Scott, Team Monroe community
Barbara Rush and Fred McCabe were appointed as museum curator
and historian, respectively.
Robyn McGuire and Taylor Abbott were elected committee
co-chairs. The following subcommittees will need to be filled:
funding, remodeling, inventory procurement, marketing and
Monthly committee meetings will be held at 7 p.m. the last
Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be Sept. 24 at the
“We look forward to our committee membership increasing with
participation from the residents of
County in the form of
gathering artifacts and items to be displayed within our
museum,” said Scott. “This project presents a myriad of
challenges and opportunities that we are confident we can
Anyone interested in finding out more about the museum should
attend any of the committee’s monthly meetings, or contact Rush
at 740-458-1873 or Abbott at 740-391-6304.
Vacation in the winter when there’s really something to get away
The quickest way to lift our living level is to lift our giving
I’ve found out there are a few more of you out there who are
also addicted to the NCIS television program. I understand a
second NCIS is coming along this fall. Happy day. I’ve even
watched programs of the real NCIS on another station. OK, I did
run into one person who said the program drove them nuts. I can
still watch rerun after rerun.
When you have worked with youth most of your life, things
happened you enjoy and are really meaningful. One happened to me
the other evening. I was invited and attended the reunion of the
Class of 1969 of Skyvue High School.
The Class of 1969 was the first graduating class when I started
teaching at Skyvue.
Several of them were in my Vo Ag class and I will say they
helped get things going and were very active. One even brought
his FFA jacket he wore when he was president of our chapter.
Gosh, I didn’t know he was so skinny when he was a senior. He
was tall to make up for it.
The thing about teaching, you only got those taking what they
now call Ag. Science, in class. They become family.
The thing when I taught at Skyvue, I was acquainted with the
other students. Their names, many of their parents and how they
acted in class, etc. They became kind of family along with the
faculty. It’s been so long I don’t know how it works today. I
always felt as I was respected as a teacher.
I’m here to tell you 40 years haven’t made many changes in the
Class of 1969. The ones that did a lot of yakking in school
still were at it and those who were rather quiet were going in
the same way.
For an example, the group picture taking. I was honored to be
allowed to be included. I honestly remembered this is just like
they acted when they were seniors having a group picture taken.
I thought the person taking the picture was getting just a bit
irritated. They settled down like good little boys and girls and
it was over in a few minutes.
What a joy to see all the friendship, love and hugging as
members arrived. Makes you forget all your problems and think
maybe this old world ain’t so bad after all. The meal? I think
several of the girls took what we used to call Home Ec. It was
They did have special prizes for the member with the most
grandchildren, least hair, grayest hair, etc. The best was last,
as they read a car license number. They had scoured the parking
lot to find the dirtiest car. The owner was presented a bucket,
sponge and a bottle of car wash. I’m not telling who won this
prize but I’ve known them for a long time.
A good number of the class took a tour of the building for the
last time for many. Several said they hated to see the old
building torn down. The last time I saw my old high school was
the frame work of our gym. I’m glad I have a Cats Meow of it. Oh
yes, the building was spotless, ready for the students. I almost
forgot; they had a cake with the class picture in the icing. It
was fun to watch some of them trying to cut their picture out of
I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a get together any more than this
reunion. To top things off they gave me a small wall hanging.
Black and gold around the edge and a picture of Skyvue in the
center. What a nice gift.
I guess you know, if you’ve read Around the Burnside, that I
have a soft spot in my heart for Skyvue and the FFA. I walk in
the front door at Skyvue and I see a large rubber mat. It has
been there for a long time. It was purchased by the Student
Council and the FFA. I sure hope it makes it to the new building
and not thrown over the hill somewhere.
When I see the mat, it brings back memories. We had a fairly
active FFA at Skyvue, nearly 60 members. When Swiss Hills opened
the first year, Skyvue and Beallsville, who had an active FFA,
were cut to freshmen and sophomores for Vo Ag. Later a freshman
course was scheduled that conflicted with the Ag program so it
went. The twin department of Skyvue and Beallsville took the
trip. A sad day.
The FFA at Swiss Hills were chartered in October of 1976 I think
it was. Offices were elected and was fairly active with few
students. It was Farm Management at that time. With limited
facilities and electrical power we had a good year.
The second year with juniors and seniors in the program along
with the FFA chapter things started to take off. The shelves and
walls started filling up with trophies, and plaques won at
various contests. Banners from winning in state contests started
to hang on the wall. Soon the state banners filled every wall of
the ag room. The program had been changed to Agriculture
Mechanics, which it is today.
I do not know how many awards the Swiss Hills FFA has won in a
district or state contest plus a few good showings in a national
contest. We once had a young lady sing at the National FFA
All of this was accomplished by
County students given a
chance to excel. Now this is all history. If it were a sport
something would be done.
I’ve not been exactly telling the truth.
County is not the only
county without an FFA chapter. I understand Vinton County
has dropped their Ag Science classes. I’m a friend of a teacher
who developed their good program over the years. We still are
the only county that offers an Agriculture Education class and
does not have an active FFA chapter.
We were among the last to get 911. Maybe FFA will be revitalized
sometime I hope. FFA is one of the most enjoyable and important
parts of teaching agriculture in high school.
said, “Live your life as though you would not be ashamed to sell
your parrot to the town gossip.”
Church Sunday? Why not?
JOSEPH N. GALLAGHER
EDITH MAE GRIFFITH
SUSAN JANE HILL
HAZEL P. TOMLIN
SYLVIA I. WECKBACHER
Joseph N. “Joe” Gallagher, 85,
Malaga, died Aug. 26, 2009 near
Malaga. He was born Dec. 25, 1923
in Eldon, a son of the late George and Emma Gallagher.
He was an active member of
the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg and St.
Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield and the St.
Francis Society. He served in WWII in the 393rd Infantry
In 1954, Joe founded Gallagher Monuments in
Malaga. Even though he was
retired, his heart was always with with his son and
grandson in the monument business. He was a loving
husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather
whose ultimate enjoyment came from The Green Knoll Farm
and showing horses and cattle with his children and
Surviving are four sons, Randall (Lisa) Gallagher of St.
Clairsville, Ron (Cathy) Gallagher of Malaga, Rick (GiGi)
Gallagher of Waynes-ville, Kevin (Susan) Gallagher of
Texas; daughter, Diane Gallagher of Columbus; a brother,
Gerard (Barbara) Gallagher of Lore City; three sisters,
Pearl (Walter) Reischman of Barnesville, Leola Brown of
Newark, Martha (Tom) Terry of Reynoldsburg; 11
grandchildren, Tiffany, Lindsay, Justin, Jason, Karrie,
Brandi, Stephan, Taylor, Eric, Kathryn, Dean; three
great-grandsons, Zachary, Parker, Brady; sister-in-law,
Lois Stephen of Malaga and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
his loving wife of 63 years, Eunice Hunkler Gallagher; a
brother, Wilford Gallagher and sister, Mary Starr.
Friends were received and rosary was recited Aug. 28 at
Harper Funeral Home, Bealls-ville. Mass of Christian
Burial was celebrated by Fr. Dave Gaydosik Aug. 29 at
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
Miltonsburg. Burial followed in
with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester
School, 119 South Main St., Woodsfield,
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.
Edith Mae Jeffers Griffith, 97,
Shelby, went to Heaven on Aug.
27, 2009. She was born Sept. 9, 1911 in Woodsfield, the
daughter of the late John and Jessie (Norris) Jeffers.
She attended Ohio
University in Athens. After graduation, Edith taught school
for three years in southern
Ohio. In 1934 she married Okey
F. Griffith and they moved to Shelby that same year. She was a retired
employee of Shelby Mutual Insurance Company and was a
member of the First Christian Church in
Surviving are her son, Richard (Marilyn) Griffith of
Houston, Texas; two grandsons and their families, Jeff
and Sarah Martin and their daughters, Margo and Kayla;
Todd and Cheryl Martin and their children Kevin and
Heather; a brother, Dean W. Jeffers of Columbus; a
sister, Nina Yoss of Woodsfield; a brother-in-law,
Lester Griffith of Shelby; and nieces and nephews, Polly
(Patton) and Andrew Neer, Pat (Yoss) and Paul Keylor,
Michael and Margie Yoss, and Philip and Kelsy Jeffers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Okey F. Griffith in 1997; a daughter and
her husband, Carol (Griffith) and Gary Martin; two
sisters and their husbands, Ruth (Jeffers) and Cyrel
Haren and Lee (Jeffers) and Harry Owens; a
brother-in-law, Kenny Yoss; a sister-in-law, Ruthie
(Workman) Jeffers and a niece and her husband, Pam (Yoss)
and Bill Sloan.
Friends were received Aug. 31 until time of services at
Turner Funeral Home, Shelby, with Rev. Brad McBee
officiating. Burial followed in
Memorial contributions may be made to Med Central
Hospice or First Christian Church.
Condolences may be expressed at
SUSAN JANE HILL
Susan Jane Hill, 69, Woodsfield, died Aug. 24,
2009 at Barnesville Hospital.
She was born July 30, 1940 in Woodsfield, a daughter of
the late Ralph and Gretchen Buckio Schumacher.
She retired from the State of
as a registered nurse for the Department of Job and
Family Services. She was a lifetime member of the
Church, a member of Kiwanis
and the Red Hat Society.
Surviving are two daughters, Allyson (Bob) Cox of
Woodsfield, Gretchen (John) Anderson of Greeley,
Color-ado; five grandchildren, Maggie and Mitch Cox,
Jordan, Noah and Elizabeth Anderson; a sister, Betsy
(John) Lemkey of Carlsbad, Calif.; a brother, Bob
(Yolanda) Schumacher of Circleville; three nieces and
Memorial service was held Aug. 31 at the First United
Methodist Church of Woods-field, with Pastor David
Hull-Frye officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United
Methodist Church of Woods-field, 136 N. Main St.,
Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woods-field.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.
HAZEL P. TOMLIN
Hazel P. Tomlin, 81, Woodsfield, died Aug. 29, 2009 at
Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 14, 1928 in Jacksonburg, W.Va.,
a daughter of the late Edward Alonzo Wilson and Virchie
Elizabeth Jackson Wilson.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of
Woodsfield and later attended the Rickfork Church of
Christ. She worked as a manager of the Goose Pond
Alabama, and had worked in the
cafeteria at Ormet Corp. She was a member of Eastern
Star and a former member of the Switzerland of Ohio
Surviving are three sons, Charles (Mary Ann) Tomlin of
Woodsfield, Jerry W. Tomlin of Haines, Fla., Clanton W.
(Tammy) Tomlin of Simpsonville, S.C.; five daughters,
Glenda Tomlin of Newark, Vickie Williams, Gahanna, Jayne
(Vince) Circosta of Clarington, Cathy (Charles) Hill, of
Bryant, Alabama, Bambi Lynn (Blake) Arnett of
Greenville, S.C.; four brothers, Bill, Paul, Edward and
Roy Wilson; six sisters, Bet Snyder, Wilma Pyles, Kate
Ice, Velma Furbee, Beulah Underwood, Betty Emery; 29
grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by
her first husband, Charles Lipscomb in 1959, her second
husband, Clanton (Tommy) Tomlin in 2008; two grandsons,
Michael D. Kastrevec, Luke Lee Arnett; a granddaughter,
Liliana Oprea Arnett; three brothers, Delbert, Elmer and
Virgil Wilson; and two sisters, Leona and Lucy Wilson.
Friends were received Aug. 31 at Bauer-Turner Funeral
Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Sept. 1, with
Minister Wil Montgomery officiating. Burial in the North View Cemetery, New
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox
Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street
P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.
Online condolences can be expressed at
DOROTHY I. FRIEDEN
Dorothy I. Frieden, 88,
Sardis, died Aug. 31, 2009 at Wetzel
Arrangements pending at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Robert “Bob” Frasher, 70, Woodsfield, died Aug.
29, 2009 in Barnesville Hospital.
He was born Jan. 3, 1939 in Lucasville, a son of the
late Leslie and Ola Bush Frasher.
He was a retired supervisor at Ormet Corporation,
Hannibal, an active member of the Switzerland of Ohio
Country Club, and a former Mayor of the Village of Jerusalem. He loved and enjoyed the game
of golf, his family and friends.
Surviving are his family Carol Frasher Lizon of Wilson,
three children, Kelly Schu-macher of Malaga, Todd
(Terri) Frasher of West Milton, Julie (Ed) Vogler of
Barnes-ville; a brother, Richard Frash-er of Lucasville;
six grandchildren, Trent (Hilary) Schu-macher, Ryan
Frasher, Karly Schumacher, Preston Vogler, Alexis Vogler,
Kirby Schu-macher; and a great-granddaughter, Avery
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
three brothers and three sisters.
Friends were received Sept. 1 until time of service at
Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland of
Ohio Country Club, P.O. Box 505,
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.
Sylvia I. Weckbacher, 82, Rinard Mills, died
Aug. 30, 2009, at Monroe County
She was born June 1, 1927 in
County, a daughter of the
late Winfield Marshall and Blanche Blair Marshall.
She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ,
Bethel VFD Ladies Auxiliary, and Bethel Senior Citizens
Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Knowlton of
Graysville, Rita (Mark) Spence of Marietta; a brother,
Carroll (Vera) Marshall of Louisville; two
sisters-in-law, Ruth Weckbacher, Bernice Marshall, both
of Rinard Mills; three grandchildren, Missy Knowlton and
fiance Walter Dean, Keith (Danetta) Knowlton, April
(Andy) Bresiger; three great-grandchildren, Hunter and
Emily Knowlton, Cole Dilts; and several nieces and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Garald Weckbacher in Nov. 2007; two
brothers, Wilmer and Paul Marshall; and three sisters,
Freda Brett, Inez Lindamood, and Janet Ayers.
Friends were received Sept. 1 at Bauer-Turner Funeral
Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held Sept. 2,
at 11 a.m. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near
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