Published 12:48am Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vernon Stuckey

Vernon Lee Stuckey, 88, of Orrville passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Wooster Community Hospital. He was surrounded by family as he passed peacefully.

Vernon was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Green Township, to Elmer and Clara (Neuroth) Stuckey. He graduated from Orrville High School in 1942. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the 5th Tactical Air Communications Squadron. He was united in marriage to Beatrice M. Derifield on Nov. 29, 1952, in Orrville.

Vernon spent 54 years with the J.M. Smucker Company, including 22 years spent opening the Salinas, Calif., plant. He was a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church and the Masonic Cedar Lodge 430.

Vernon will be most missed in his role as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; a daughter, Denise (David) Stuckey-Xander of Westerville; grandsons, Jeremy, Peter, and Mark Xander, all of Westerville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Robert Stuckey; and sister, Ruth Maston.

Funeral services will be Monday at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Orrville at 11 a.m. with Pastors Walter Jordan and David Craig officiating. Burial with military honors will take place at the Paradise Brethren Church Cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Augsburg Lutheran Church, 140 W. Water St., Orrville, OH 44667. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at



Charles Jenkins

Charles David “Potty or Pinkie” Jenkins, 60, of Ironton, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at his residence. The Ironton native was born June 3, 1952, a son of the late Charles and Bonnie Ann Shope Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Kay Corbin Jenkins.

Charles attended Rock Hill Schools and attended Fox Hollow Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jerimah Scott Jenkins and Sean Michael Henderson; and one granddaughter, Shaylee Dillon.

He is survived by his fiancée, Mary Thacker of Ironton; son Joe C. Jenkins of Ironton; son David Michael Jenkins of Ironton; daughter Angela Kay Martin of Willow Wood; son, Christopher Lee Jenkins of South Point; son Scottie Allen Jenkins of Ironton; step-daughter Beth Nichole Harper of Ironton; five brothers, Fred Jenkins, Raymond Jenkins, Tom Jenkins, Alvin Jenkins and Ogle Jenkins; five sisters, Connie Robinson, Juanita Colley, Sadie Sparks, Mary Sparks and Beth Sparks; his dog and loving companion Stoner; special friend, Randy “Jake” Mullins of Pine Grove; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fox Hollow Pleasant Valley Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Jack Pemberton officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flower the family requests donations be made to Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street Ironton, Ohio 45638. To offer condolences to the family please visit



Glen Mathews

Glen Eugene Mathews, 84, of Worthington, Ky., died at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky., with visitation for family and friends from 11 a.m. until service time. Entombment will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens with Military Honors conducted by the VFW Post 8850 of Ironton. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Davis Craig

David Richard “Turk” Craig, 54, of Scottown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Ironton, native was born Jan. 20, 1959, the son of Floyd T. Craig of Willow Wood and Betty F. Henderson Craig of Scottown.

Turk attended Symmes Valley High School. He was very well known and loved working on the farm.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Craig.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Susie Rossiter of Eureka; and four brothers, Floyd E. and Jenny Craig, Larry Craig all of Scottown, Kevin and Misty Craig of Willow Wood and Jonathan Craig of South Point.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery and visitation will be after 1 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Mary Caudill

Mary Alice Caudill, 87, of South Point, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at home. She is survived by her husband, Goble Caudill. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home by Pastor Brady Lipsomb. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens South Point. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Pamela Oakes

Pamela Lynn Oakes, 56, of Huntington, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Bill Oakes. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2650 North Terrace, Huntington, W.Va. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Donald Thompson

Donald Thompson, 67, of South Point, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.


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