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IN MEMORY OF
George “Buddy” Fremont Carter

George “Buddy” Fremont Carter, 54, of Cheshire, passed away, at his Roush Lane residence at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Born February 4, 1969 in Zanesville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert William and Thelma M. Lucas Carter. He was a wildfire firefighter and a member of the Gallia Cornerstone Church.

He is survived by his wife Roberta Gilbert Payne, whom he married on August 3, 2012 in Ashland, Kentucky. He is also survived by five sisters.

In addition to his parents Buddy is preceded in death by a brother.

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Chaplain Fred Williams will officiate. The Cremeens-King Funeral Home of Pomeroy, has been entrusted with Buddy’s arrangements. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Paul Fredrick VanCooney

Paul Fredrick VanCooney, 60, of Long Bottom, passed away at his Hayman Rd. residence, at 9.22 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born March 11, 1954 in Elyria, Ohio he was the son of the late Albert Franklin and Marie Ethel Gilkey VanCooney. He worked as an Excavator and truck driver for many companies around Meigs County. He loved to go antiquing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and antique cars especially his 1931 Ford Coupe named “Miss Daisy.”

Paul is survived by his wife Diane Chamber VanCooney, his children, Sara (David) Brown, of Long Bottom, Yolanda (Benjamin) Dickson, of Albany, Oh., and Paul T. (Dawn) VanCooney, of Nelsonville, step-children, Joseph Lemaster, of Racine, and Carlie Lemaster, of Rutland. His grandchildren, Erica Erwin, and Bradley Dickson, brothers Albert (Loretta) VanCooney, Jr., of Elyria, Chuck (Janet) VanCooney, of Pomeroy, Ted VanCooney, of Pomeroy, and Don (Paula) VanCooney, of Jacksonville, Fl., as well as numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents Paul is preceded in death by a brother.

In keeping with Paul’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Cremeens Funeral Home, of Racine. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Dorothy J. "Dot" Nibert

Dorothy J. "Dot" Nibert, 89, Centenary Community, passed away at 8:39 A.M. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in the Ross Heart Hospital at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Born February 19, 1925 in Charleston, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late George and N. Margaret Saunders Ehman. She was a 1946 graduate of the Holzer School of Nursing and was a retired registered nurse at the Gallipolis Developmental Center. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her daughter, Barbara Ann (Kevin) Hubler,  Warren, Ohio and her son, James G. (Ann) Nibert, Columbus, Ohio, three grandchildren, Jeff (Brook) Nibert, Kari Hubler and Erika Hubler, nieces and nephews, Charles Ehman, John Ehman, Jim Ehman, Jenny Fraley, Nancy Ehman, Bill Gene Johnson, Kathy McCalla, Margie Lou Wheeler, Mike Skidmore and Donna Tipton.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary E. Johnson, brothers, Albert Ehman and James Theodore Ehman, nephews, Steve Ehman and George Ehman, sisters-in-law, Margaret Ehman and Virginia Avonelle Ehman and brother-in-law, Clarence E. "John" Johnson.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Sunday, September 21, 2014, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Harold Benson. Interment will be in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 - 8 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dot's memory to the  American Heart Association, I.N.E. Fund at the Gallipolis Developmental Center, Ross Heart Hospital at O.S.U., Holzer Medical Center or to a charity of one's choice. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Homer F. Ward

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Homer F. Ward, 85, Bidwell (Porter community) went home to be with his Lord at 4:30 A.M. Monday, September 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at his State Route 160 home. Homer was born November 11, 1928 in Martha, Kentucky son of the late Conrad and Anna Skaggs Ward. He was a union pipe fitter of Plumber Fitters Local #521, Huntington, West Virginia. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of American Legion Post #888 at Delaware, Ohio, was a Kentucky Colonel and was a lifetime member of the NRA.

Surviving is his faithful and loving wife, Mary O. Barr Ward, whom he married July 5, 1979 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, four daughters, Barbara (Dan) Vroman, Grandledge, Michigan, Cathy (Curt) Matheny, Vinton, Robin (Don) Maretin, Bidwell and Renee (Gary) Holliday, Bidwell, a son, Matt (Lisa) Queen, McArthur, Ohio, two sisters, Georgie Weiderman and Jesse Kellough, both of Chillicothe, Ohio, five grandchildren, Shawn, Brad, Wendy, Amber and David and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Don Ward and Harold Ward and his dear loving granddaughter, Ashley Holliday.

Friends may call from 2 – 3 P.M. Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis. A graveside service will be conducted following visitation in the Vinton Memorial Park with Rev. Calvin Minnis officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Vinton American Legion Post # 161. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Shawn Michael Johnson

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Shawn Michael Johnson, 34, Gallipolis, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 8, 2014 at his residence. Born March 31, 1980 in Gallipolis he was the son of Donna Faye Casto Johnson, of Gallipolis and Gary Gene Johnson, of Cincinnati.

He was a 1998 graduate of River Valley High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Rio Grande. He was the M.L.T. and L.I.S. Coordinator of the laboratories at the Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, WV.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Sabrina A. Mooney Johnson, step-son and “Little Man”, Jarod Johnson, step-mother, Barbara Johnson, also of Cincinnati, paternal grandmother, Dorothy Johnson, Cincinnati, step-sisters, Jessica Wilson, Melissa Wilson and Tamara Purcell, aunts, Sheila Martin, Cincinnati and Teresa Johnson, Queens, New York and numerous cousins. Shawn is also survived by his co-workers and family of friends at the Pleasant Valley Hospital and his special friends and buddies. He loved the outdoors, hunting, golfing and mud running in his jeep and loafing with his many friends and buddies.

Shawn was preceded in death by his brother, Jay Lee Johnson, on January 30, 2000, maternal grandparents, James and Alma Faye Casto, paternal grandfather, Othello Johnson and a cousin, J. R. Martin.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, September 15, 2014, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Alfred Holley. Interment will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call 2 – 8 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

Active casketbearers are Conan Saber, Mike Soles, Joey Higgs, Kevin Lambert, Justin Halley and Mitch Smith. Honorary casketbearers are J.C. Ohlinger, John Greene and John Browning. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Alice Marie Houdashelt

Alice Marie Houdashelt, 90, of Syracuse, Ohio, passed away at 8:15p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Holzer Assisted Living, Gallipolis, OH.

Born March 29, 1924 in Minersville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Nora Barbara Eichinger Houdashelt.  She was a 1942 graduate of Pomeroy High School, retired from the McBee Plant of Athens after 40 years of service, and was a longtime member of Syracuse Asbury United Methodist Church, Syracuse Asbury United Methodist Women and McBee Quartery Century Club.

Alice is survived by her brothers, John Elmer (Patricia) Houdashelt of Grove City, OH, Donald William Houdashelt of Syracuse,OH.

Nieces, Jill (John) Hobbs of Gallipolis, Julia (Keith) Wood of Long Bottom, Tracy Houdashelt of Ostrander, OH, Step-Niece, Penny Dietz . Nephews, Dan Houdashelt of Indianapolis, IN, Jon Houdashelt of Syracuse, OH, Step-Nephew, Tim Dietz. Great-Nieces, Jodie (Travis) Saunders and Olivia Wood.  Step-Great Niece, Chelsea Wood Burton, Step-Great Nephew, Jordan Wood, Great-Great Niece, Aurora Saunders and Great-Great Nephew, Connor Saunders.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Edward Houdashelt and a sister-in-law, Patricia Houdashelt.

The family is grateful to Dr. Simpson and Pat Fisco as well as the staff at  Holzer Assisted living for the compassionate care she received there over  the last four years while she resided there.

Graveside services will be at 1:00pm. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Gilmore Cemetery of Racine, with Rev. Wesley Thoene officiating. There will be no calling hours.  Services are entrusted to the Cremeens Funeral Home of Racine, Ohio.

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IN MEMORY OF
Andrew “Booger” W. Brown, Jr.

Andrew “Booger” W. Brown, Jr, 54, of Bidwell, passed away at 1:28 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his Wheaton Road home. Born September 6, 1960 in Princeton West Virginia, he was son of Martha Walters Swimm who survives in Columbus, Ohio, and the late Andrew Brown Sr. Andrew retired from being an over the road truck driver for Enterprise Transportation.  He also served his county in the Marine Corps from 1980-1982. Andrew had an extended family whom he loved to ride Harley’s with as well as spend time with his neighbors.
 
In addition to his mother; Andrew is survived by his daughters, Melinda “James” Bowen, of Vinton, and Carrie Brown, of Bidwell, a son Peter Jason “P.J.”, of Florida, grandchildren, Taylor and Brooklynn Bowen, and Ryker Bailey, a sister, Barbara Martin, of Grove City, brother, Ronald Stinson, Donald (Barbara) Stinson, of Columbus, Joseph (Deanna) Stinson, all of Columbus, and Charles (Dianna) Smith, of Bidwell, half-brothers, William Brown, of Arizona, and Andy Brown, of Texas, a half-sister, Deborah Harmon, of West Virginia. A special nephew, Billy Stinson, and several other nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews also survive.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dudley and Beckie Lynch, Holzer Hospice and the other numerous caregivers that gave Andrew the best care anyone could ask for.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel of Gallipolis. Pastor John Jackson will officiate. Interment will be in State of Wyoming at the convenience of the family. Friends may call two hours prior to the service time on Saturday at the funeral home. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Carl M. Nicholas

Carl M. Nicholas, 91, a decorated WWII veteran, entered into eternal rest  at 10:54 P.M.on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Abbyshire Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 27, 1922 in Bickmore, West Virginia, a son of the late Dan and Frona Cottrell Nicholas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Keeney Nicholas in 1994 and her parents, Huey and Grace Keeney whom Carl loved and adored.

Carl is survived by his son, the Rev. Phillip Nicholas, a resident of Abbyshire Place, a sister-in-law, Myron "Nonnie" Nidiffer and her husband, Bill. Phil's special friend, Linda Klein, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and the following loving cousins by marriage,  Roger and Imogene Foster, Morgantown, WV and their sons, Gregory (Meighan) and Jason (Amy) , and children Rion, Maddie and Grace; Rickey and Sherry Foster, and their family Adam (Patricia) and their sons, Devynn, Adam II, Tyler and Jackson; and Melissa (Freddie) Blackwell and their daughters, Maizie and Addison, of Fosterville, WV; Dr. Stephen (Frances) Foster of Boston, Mass. and their son, Mark, and his family, and Dr. David (Betty) Foster of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Tiffany, David, and Heather and their families.

Carl was a loving husband and devoted father. He built a respectable mining career that spanned for over five decades throughout the Southern West Virginia coal fields with Anchor Coal, North American Coal, Armco Steel, Pittston and was general superintendent at Big Mountain Coal in Prenter, WV. He was a successful businessman as owner and operator of Carl Nicholas Trucking and retired with Carbon Fuel as the Bedcore Surface Mine. He spearheaded the effort to acquire special parking for veterans at the State Capital Complex in Charleston.  He accomplished all of this with an eighth grade education, having to drop out of school early to support his family. He dedicated his whole life to his family, friends, community and country. He cherished his lifelong friendships with Jerry Swanson and Kenny McNulty. He was "like a father" to Roger Foster, Wally Woodrum and Adam Foster, his life-long friend whom Carl had mentored when Adam was very young and taught him the art of moving dirt. He loved helping people in need and made birthday and Christmas wishes of many come true. He was proud of his service to his country, surviving the bullet wounds from a German sniper, the Normandy Invasion and the "Battle of the Bulge". His WWII veteran‘s cap, which he wore daily, with a Purple Heart and other pins of honor, reveals much of his life story, reflecting an American hero with extraordinary tenacity and valor.

Carl enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.  He was content sitting on his front porch, telling stories with family and friends or reclining in his easy chair, watching a ballgame on TV with his son, Phil. He enjoyed operating his heavy equipment up in the hollow and would peer into the mountain land that he owns and loves.  He enjoyed his morning run to V-Mart where he would indulge in coffee, gravy, biscuits and heartfelt conversations with friends. Many of the waitresses who prepared and served his breakfast willingly and lovingly became his caregivers in his home on Coal River, including Glenna Woodrum who supervised his home care.

As health issues necessitated home care, Imogene and Trish began their journey into guardianship and the management of Carl and Phil's health and safety needs. They were supported by an extraordinary geriatrician, Dr. William Harris of Charleston, WV and his compassionate and attentive staff; Louise, Annette, Sylvia, Lyndda and Sharon and by WVU Geriatric Psychiatrist, Dr. James Griffith. The family grew immensely through the presence of caregivers, including Missy M., Angie G., Glenna, Mindy, Marsha, Carolyn, Sarah, Brenda T., Brenda B., Anastasia and Arnold. As the need for professional nursing care arose, the family continued to grow through the loving vigilance of staff at Abbyshire Place, the Huntington VA Medical Center and Heartland Hospice of Ohio: Dave, Julie, Brandon, David, Nancy, Misty, Donna, Kim, Lisa, Connie, Betty, Annette, Nicole, Angie H., Angie D., April, Jasper, Stephanie, Mary, Debbie, Brianna, Gary, Tyler, Lacy, Jimmy and Dr. Toothman, Dr. Gupta, Lucia, Antonia, Maggie, Marissa, Phyllis, Beth, Meghan, Nikki, Rhonda, Bobbie, Gideon, Tammy, Sara, respectfully all became new members of the "Family Tree".

The family expresses gratitude for all the caregivers and staff whose love and care improved Carl's quality of life and whose presence brought a smile to his face and a wink of his eye on a daily basis. Imogene expresses special thanks to her brother-in-law, Ricky and sister-in-law, Sherry; nephews and niece, Trish, Adam and "the boys", her niece and nephew, Milissa and Freddie and the girls and Trish's parents, Dorothy and "Pickles" Dillon, who opened their hearts and homes in guarding the health of "the guardian" while she coordinated and provided care to these vulnerable family members. Carl's memory will be preserved by all who benefited from his generous spirit and faithful friendship.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Abbyshire Place, 311 Buckridge Road, Bidwell, OH  45614 or Heartland Hospice, 205 North Street, Lucasville, OH  45648.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in the Healing Stream Baptist Church in Seth, West Virginia. Pastor David Minturn will officiate. Interment will be in the Pineview Cemetery in Orgas, West Virginia. Military graveside services will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post #5578 of Madison, West Virginia.

Friends may call prior to the funeral service at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cremeens Funeral Chapel.

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IN MEMORY OF
Mary Jane Brumfield

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Mary Jane Brumfield, 72, Gallipolis, passed away at 10:20 P.M. Tuesday, September 3, 2014 at her Neighborhood Road home. Born December 16, 1941 in the Eno community of Gallia County she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Vera A. Simms Miles. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Church.  Mary Jane was a licensed beautician, was an employee of Planned Parenthood for several years and was retired from Johnson’s Grocery with over 20 years of service.

Surviving is her husband, Donavan Laurence Brumfield, whom she married March 11, 1983 in Gallipolis, Ohio,  daughters, Debra Mink, Grove City, Ohio, Sherry Jane (Nick Dingess) Powers, Gallipolis, sons, Larry (Cindy) Scott, Mt. Sterling, Ohio and Jason (Heather) Brumfield, Gallipolis, grandchildren, Dustin Mink, Lindsey Mink (Garrett) Robinson, Larry (Heather) Scott Jr., Ashley Marie Powers (James) Johnson, William ”Billy” David Powers II , Jenson Brumfield and Emily Barnett,  two great-grandchildren, Alison Scott, Liam Robinson and a third great-grandson, Landon,  who will arrive this Fall, a former son-in-law and a very special friend, David Mink, Gallipolis, sisters, Verna Mae Hackney, Gallipolis and Karen (Nick) Johnson, Gallipolis, brother, James (Jean) Ballard, Mulberry, Florida, sisters-in-law, Betty Miles, Griffithsville, West Virginia and Judy Miles, Gallipolis.  Three step-daughters:
Cindy Wray, Florida, Beth Brumfield, Cheshire, OH, Paula Bonecutter, Point Pleasant, WV.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Ray Miles and Carter Miles, son-in-law, William David Powers and brother-in-law, Bill Hackney.

Mary Jane was a “great friend to many, a loving sister, a caring mother and a devoted grandmother” and will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 6, 2014, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Pastors Alfred Holley and Randy Carnes. Interment will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call from   6-8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Casketbearers are B.P. Hackney, Stoney Johnson, Jenson Brumfield, Billy Powers, Dustin Mink. Larry Scott Jr., Garrett Robinson and James Johnson.

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IN MEMORY OF
Edward "Ed" Puryear

Edward "Ed" Puryear, 79, Gallipolis, passed away at 3:20 A.M. Saturday, August 30, 2014, in the Holzer Medical Center. Born January 20, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio he was the son of the late Frank and Carrie Burnside Puryear He was retired from the Tri-State Industries in Coal Grove, Ohio. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Burnside Jr.  Surviving is a sister, Daisy Puryear Hunn, New York, New York and a special friend, Pauline Yates, Chesapeake, Ohio. Funeral servcies will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 4, 2014, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Ed Valentine. Interment will be in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call one hour priors to the service at the funeral home.

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IN MEMORY OF
Michael E. Northup Jr.

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Michael E. Northup Jr., 45, Crown City, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at his home. Born March 3, 1969 in Lima, Ohio he was the son of Michael E. and Melvetta Cisco Northup Sr., of Gallipolis. He was a union bridge sandblaster and painter. Michael was a graduate of the Buckeye Hills Career Center.

Surviving in addition to his parents is his wife, Amy Marie Stapleton Northup, whom he married June 1, 2001 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, his sister, Cheri (Robert) Elliott and their children, Branson Barr and Makenzie Barr, Gallipolis, Father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Karen Stapleton, Crown City, Mike's best canine friend, "Blackie," aunt, Carnetta Farley, Point Pleasant, WV, uncles, Delbert Cisco, Patriot, Ohio and Lewis Cisco, Florida, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Also
cousins:  Shirley (John) Watson, Nancy Mooney and Kevin Mooney, all of Crown City, OH.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kermit and Frankie Cisco, paternal grandparents, Francis and Goldie Northup and aunt, Annette Fisher.

Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Services are entrusted to the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Donald “Don” Ralph Waugh

Donald “Don” Ralph Waugh, 74, of Gallipolis went to be with the Lord at 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in the Holzer Medical Center. Born July 27, 1939, in Marietta, Ohio, he was the son of the late Heber Carr and Anna Roberta Cisler Waugh. Don worked for his family nursery and landscaping business, he was also member of the Cheshire Baptist Church. Don loved to spend time with his family, loved to sing and he was a tenor.   Don also served in the United States Army.

Don is survived by his brother, Robert “Bob” C. (Donna) Waugh, Sr., of Gallipolis, nephews, Robert “Rob” (Kelly) Waugh Jr., of Jackson, Steve (Lisa) Waugh, of Mason, Ohio, and Thom (Charity) Waugh, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, great-nieces and great-nephews, Andy, Abby, Annie Waugh, and Alex Davis, all of Jackson, Ohio, Jake and Dylan Waugh, of Mason, Josie, Carly, and Brad all of New Philadelphia.

Graveside services with full Military Honors provided by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Service Detail Team will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Swan Creek Cemetery with Pastor Larry Fisher officiating. Rob Waugh, Steve Waugh, Thom Waugh, Andy Waugh, Jake Waugh, Dylan Waugh, and Brad Waugh will serve as casketbeares. Friends may call from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Don’s honor to Holzer Hospice, 90 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Fannie Lee Pickens Lee

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Fannie Lee Pickens Lee, of Racine, Ohio passed away at 11:13 A.M. Thursday, August 14, 2014 in the Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia. Lee is preceded in death by her loving husband,  John Richard "Dick" Lee on August 15, 1989, her parents, Louis Elmer Pickens and Nette Belle Pickens, a brother James DePrieste Pickens, sisters-in-law Claudia Doreen Pickens, Wilma Harrison, Rose Clarke, Vinas Lee, brothers-in-law, J.W. "Jake" Lee and D. Russel Lee.
 
Lee was originally from Mt. Gilead, Ohio and was a proud graduate of Wittenburg University with a degree in Music and English. Soon after, she moved to Racine and has been a vital part of the community ever since. Lee touched the lives of generations of students at Southern Local School District as a devoted music teacher and choir director.  She was also the organist and accompanist for Racine United Methodist Church for decades and remained active even after her retirement from the school district.  Lee was a President of the United Methodist Women's Association and an Honorary member of the West Ohio Conference of United Methodist Women.  Lee was a member of the American Association of University Women and a member of Alpha Delta Gamma sorority. She was also active in the Racine chapter of Eastern Star where she was the chapter's organist and participated in Helping Hands Ministry. Creative in many ways, Lee was also an avid crafter and enjoyed sharing her creations with others.
 
She is survived by her loving niece Lisa Picken (Jaime) Silva  of Gahanna, Ohio, sisters-in-law Helen Lee of Mason, Ohio, Norma Lee Tassian of Cincinnati, Ohio and many nieces and nephews as well as her church and community friends and her former students.  The family wishes to thank Joyce Ann Ritchie and Mary Ann Scholtz for their loving care and friendship.
 
Lee requested a simple graveside service, officiated by the Rev. Roger Grace, which will be held on Sunday, August 24th at 1:00pm at Letart Falls Cemetery in Letart Township. All are welcome to attend the service and join the family immediately afterward for fellowship and refreshments at the Racine United Methodist Church in Racine.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southern Local School District , 920 Elm St., Racine, OH 45771) in honor of her years of service and devotion to teaching music.
 
Funeral services are entrusted to the Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine. 

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