Berlin Lyle Hayslip, 75, of West Union, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2004, at his residence in West Union. He was born June 18, 1929, in Blue Creek, Ohio, to Berlin and Emma (Taylor) Hayslip. He was united in marriage to Bessie Gertrude Grahm in 1949. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Bessie Gertrude (Grahm) Hayslip; two children: Ray and Wanda Hayslip; and two sisters: Jane Grooms and Caroline Boldman. He is survived by his second wife, Betty M. (Pollard) Hayslip, and ten children: four sons, Manford Buck Hayslip of West Union, OH; Randy Hayslip of West Union, OH; Jacob Eulett of West Union, OH; Roger Hayslip of Blue Creek, OH; six daughters, Rosie Miller of Peebles, OH; Linda Bevens, Sherry Rogers, Kathy Knox, all of West Union, OH; Carol Fetters of Aberdeen, OH; and Linda Little of Tollesboro, KY; five brothers, Ed Hayslip of West Union, OH; Fred Hayslip and Burt Hayslip, both of Lynx, OH; Scott Hayslip and Wendall Hayslip, both of Blue Creek, OH; six sisters, Peggy Grooms and Roxie Royster, both of West Union, OH; Marshalene Miller of Blue Creek, OH; Bonnie Shock of Fort Worth, TX; Evelyn Whitt of Saint Joes, GA; Katie Studebaker of Florida; twenty-six grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was a retired gravedigger for many Adams County Cemeteries, a former operator at the McCoy Sawmill in Peebles, Ohio, the Hackworth Sawmill in Blue Creek, and had worked for the Adams County Highway Department. Lyle was also a member of the Riverside Church in Manchester, OH. Memorials may be made to the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.
The Peoples Defender, West Union OH; 22 Sep 2004
E. Berniece Hazelbaker, 91, of Littleton, Colo., and formerly of West Union, died Feb. 16, 2001, at the Littleton Manor Nursing Home. She was born in West Union on July 12, 1909, daughter of the late Wylie and Lestia Piatt. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. Survivors include one daughter, Linda L. Fritchie; one grandson, Scott Fritchie; one granddaughter, Leah Simmons, and one great-grandson, all of Littleton, Colo; and one sister, Evelyn Stent of Columbus. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Hazelbaker, in 1991. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union with the Rev. Doug Ferguson officiating. Burial will take place in the West Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Adams County Historical Society, P.O. Box 306, West Union, Ohio 45693.
Robert C. Hazelbaker, 84, of West Union, passed away on Saturday, December 02 [ 1995], at the Albert R. Hanna Care Center in West Union. Mr. Hazelbaker was born May 24, 1911, at Cincinnati, a son of the late Victor and Anna (Caraway) Hazelbaker. His wife, Thelma Lloyd Hazelbaker, also preceded him in death. He was a retired school teacher and a member of the Rome Masonic Lodge, the West Union Lions Club, the Scottish Rite of Cincinnati and the Adams County Retired Teachers Association. Surviving are a son, Ronald W. Hazelbaker of Wheelersburg; a daughter, Katherine H. Pence of Kettering; one brother, Carl Hazelbaker of Blue Creek; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Rev. Ova Barr and Rev. Dennis Grooms officated. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery at Blue Creek. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moore's Chapel Church, in care of the church secretary at Blue Creek.
Thomas H. Hazelbaker, 80, of West Union, died Monday, December 5, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. Mr. Hazelbaker was born August 21, 1914, at Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, on December 8, 1992. He was the son of the late Victor and Anna Caraway Hazelbaker. Mr. Hazelbaker was a former West Union Insurance Agent for 31 years and a member of the West Union United Methodist Church. He is survived by three daughters, Betty Jo Merle of Pickerington, Ann DeBord of West Union, and Terri Sue Smolewaki of Baltimore; three sons, Dale Hazelbaker of Springfield, John Hazelbaker of West Union and Thomas D. Hazelbaker of Middletown; 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Hazelbaker of West Union and Carl Hazelbaker of Blue Creek. Private graveside services will be held Thursday at the West Union Cemetery. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, at the West Union United Methodist Church under the direction of the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union, Rev. Elford Hoff and Rev. Theron Smith officiating. Visitaton will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday (today), at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Union United Methodist Church.
Mrs. W.T. HEDRICK
Mrs. W.T. Hedrick died Sun. afternoon at her home three miles north of Winchester of pneumonia. Funeral at her home at 10 a.m. Tue., by Rev. Shinkle of Brown County.
The People's Defender, West Union OH; 07 Feb 1895
Eileen Elizabeth Henderson, 82, of Manchester, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Lewis and Fannie Whitley Coleman. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Haas of Cincinnati and Dianah Henderson of Mount Orab; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis H. Henderson, in 1981. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 20, at the Manchester Cemetery, with Victor Potts officiating.
Sylvia F. Hill, 78, of Otway, Route 2, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1992, at a Cincinnati hospital. She was born Nov 10, 1913, in Adams County, a daughter of the late William Henry and Laura Ellen Wamsley Dalton. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Hill, whom she married March 13, 1931; a son, Robert D. Hill of Otway Route 2; two daughters, Mrs. William (Wilma) Augustine of Portsmouth and Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Ingles of Milford; eight granchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by five brothers, Clay, Walter, Hosea, Frank and Charles Dalton; and three sisters, Carrie Gordley, Anna Whitley and Barbara Cook. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Fidday at Botkin Funeral Home in Otway, with Dillard Martin officiating, and interment in White Oak Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeal home from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until the services Friday
William L. Hitchcock departed this life on Friday, February 13, 1998, at the Adams County Hospital. Bill was born March 27, 1917, at Naugatuck, West Virginia. He was the son of William McKinley and Carrie (Maynard) Hitchcock. The family moved to Winchester, Ohio, in 1926 and Bill graduated from Winchester High School in 1936. He was a member of the Winchester United Methodist Church. He was involved in the motion picture business in his early years and was a former employee of National Theater Supply. He was the owner of the Arcano Theater in Winchester, and the JoAnn Theater in Sardinia, Ohio, and was later employed by the General Electric Company. Bill was married to Betty Jo Smith on November 25, 1938. This union was blessed with two children. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Betty Jo; a son, Joe Bill Hitchcock and wife, Sandy, of Georgetown, Ohio; a daughter, Betty Ann Tumbleson and husband, William, of Winchester, Ohio; three granddaughters, Kristi Ruark, Lori Baldridge and husband, Brian, and Sandra Tumbleson; and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Andrew Ruark, Casey and Alyson Baldridge.