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Obituaries — 5/14/15

Avenell Lake

Avenell “Abbie” Lake, 75, of Marion, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her residence. She was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Ironton, to the late Calvin C. and Ida F. (Malone) Collins.

On Dec. 15, 1993, she married James H. Lake. Abbie was a member of White Oaks Road Freewill Baptist Church, she was employed at Eastlawn Manor for 27 years, Kingston Residence for 10 years and was known as “The Cook.” She is survived by her husband, James H. Lake of Marion; her children, Marvin D. (Donna) Tiller Jr. of Marion, Penny L. Leighty of Marion, Malinda “Mindy” (Charles) Frost of Marion, and Jeffrey A. (Meggan) Tiller Sr. of Marion; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Lela F. (Earl) White of Groveport; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James E. Collins and Harold J. Collins.

Visitation for Abbie is from noon-1 p.m. today at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home. Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. with pastors Danny Dickerson and Marvin Tiller Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com



James Triplett

James Edward Triplett, 59, of Ironton, passed away, Monday, May 11, 2015, at his residence. The Ashland, Kentucky, native was born May 4, 1956, a son of Ernestine May Triplett Ross and the late Eskell F. Triplett. He is also survived by his wife of 35 years, Georgia Blair Triplett, whom he married Nov. 26, 1979.

James was a graduate of Ashland City Schools and then received his welding degree from Hocking Tech in Nelsonville. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and a former truck driver, retiring in 1990. He considered the Rev. Richard Carter of Triedstone Baptist Church as his pastor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cookouts and his pets; but more than anything he loved spending time with his family. He had a very special love for his grandchildren who always brought a smile to his face.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Triplett; a sister, Karen Johnson; and a brother: Clifford Triplett.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jammie White; a son, Bryan Blair; four sisters, Kristie Scarberry, Teddi Caldwell, Dorene Coffee and Denise Bell; a brother, Jeffery Triplett; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews

There will be a memorial service at the convenience of the family and Phillips Funeral Home, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Triedstone Baptist Church 615 Depot St., Coal Grove, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



Lawrence Jenkins

Lawrence ‘’Larry’’ “Gene” Jenkins, 74, of Galion, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Ohio Health MedCentral Hospital, Mansfield, after an unexpected illness.

Larry was born in Ironton on April 10, 1941, to the late Howard and Margaret (Thomas) Jenkins. He married Barbara Jenkins on Dec. 7, 1967, and she survives him.

Larry served in the U.S. Army. He was a country boy at heart and enjoyed helping those in need. Larry loved NASCAR racing and woodworking. Larry and his brother Ken enjoyed coon hunting, deer hunting and fishing. Larry retired from PPG Industries, Inc. in 1998 as an inspector. At home he was the “go to man” to solve all your problems. Larry attended the Apostolic Church of God in Crestline.

He is survived by his two daughters, Vicky Nelson, Galion, and Judy Speakman of Ontario; his sons, Guy (Judy) Bundy, Galion and Mark (Michelle) Jenkins, Willard; six granddaughters: Amy, Tammy, Angie, Lea (Derek), Amanda (Dan) and Ashley; two grandsons, Dylan and Seth; great-granddaughter, Cassandra; and great-grandson, Gabrian. He is also survived by a brother, Gary (Donna) Jenkins, Galion.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard “Ken” (Joyce) Jenkins, and Matthew Jenkins; and a sister, Bonnie Ratliff.

Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Elder Buddy Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Full military honors will be given at the graveside by the U.S. Army and the Crestline/Galion veterans’ organizations.

Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.


Michael Thompson

Michael (Mike) Eugene Thompson, 52, formerly of Coal Grove, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was born Nov. 7, 1962, to the late Gene Thompson and Helen Stevens Schnitzius of Camden.

Other than his mother he is survived by one brother, Steve and Melinda Mays of Coal Grove; sisters, Gina and Hatler Robinson of Coal Grove, Sharon and Larry Brooks of Richmond, Indiana, Pam and Glenn McKenzie of West Elkin and Penny and Jerry Miller of Greenville; nieces and nephews, Tarah Knorp, Amanda Gully, Sara Robinson, Richie McKenzie, Randy McKenzie, Kassie Snyder, Kristy Hayes, Tyler Hayes, Jeremy Miller, and Steven Mays Jr. Other than his father he was preceded in death by grandmother, Mary Brammer Sloan and grandfather Clarence Thompson, grandmother Hazel Stevens and grandfather, John Stevens.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Leatherwood Cemetery with Dave Shugg officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday morning at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.



Clinton Sanfrancisco

Clinton Sanfrancisco, 90, of Logan, West Virginia, died Monday, May 11, 2015, at Boone Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Ruth Foster Sanfrancisco. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday at Coal Street Baptist Church, Logan, West Virginia. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Peck Mills, West Virginia. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.