Reverend Ralston Howland was born in Adams County, Ohio November 15, 1815, and departed this life in Dayton, Ohio September 7, 1894 aged 78 years, 9 months, 22 days. He was united in marriage with Rebecca J. Gilliland November 30, 1837, who departed this life in great peace April 4, 1892. They were the parents of nine children: two sons and seven daughters - three of the daughters having preceded the parents to the better world. Brother Howland and his wife united with the Presbyterian Church at Decatur, Brown County, Ohio, soon after their marriage, of which they remained faithful members until the year of 1861, when they removed to Clinton County, Ohio, and united with the Methodist Protestant Church, of which they both remained faithful, zealous members until death. Soon after uniting with the Methodist Protestant Church, he was licensed to preach and was subsequently ordained as a local elder. He was a useful, effecient local minister - one of the best, it has our privilege to be associated with - always ready to respond to a call from the pastor for help. He was peculiarly able in prayer, and a good preacher. He was highly appreciated by those who knew him best, and with whom he was most intimately acquainted. Last winter he preached a few times in his home church at Dayton with unusual power. He was intensely interested in the progress and success of his church, although feeble in body, yet was young in spirit. He had done a good work. His life has been one of usefulness in the vineyard of the Lord, and he is now enjoying his reward. A good true man has fallen, but the fragrance of his life, like the sweet perfume of flowers, remains as a benediction to those he has left behind.
The Bellbrook Moon - Bellbrook, Sugarcreek Twp, Greene Co OH - 07 Nov 1894
Funeral service for Clyde L. Hudson, 36, former Frankfort resident and brother of Mrs. Floyd J. Tootle of near Clarksburg, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisher funeral home in Frankfort with the Rev. F. T. McCarty officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn cemetery. Frankfort American Legion accorded military honors at the grave; George Morgan was acting commander, with L. B. McCarty the chaplain. Robert Hardy commanded the firing squad which consisted also of Harold Hooks, Robert Hines, J. A. Junk, William Flesher, Harold Keller, Eugene Robinson and Robert Butler. Color bearers were Charles Hughes and Dane Acton with David Tootle and Harry Flesher, color guards. Flag-folders were Harry Junk and Ted Ringer while Ralph Junk and Vernon Acton were the grave markers and Reginald Seitz was the bugler. Pall bearers were Harold Orr, George Queen, Wendell Pancake, George Hutton, Forrest Butler, and Ted Ringer. Mr. Hudson, who was a truck driver, died at his home at Washington CH, Thursday, after a month's illness. The son of Floyd and Lulu Davis Hudson, he was born in Henley on Feb 1, 1916. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Mediterranean theater of war. Surviving are the widow, the former Lucille Althouse, the father at New Port News, Va., three daughters, Shirley, Thelma and Phyllis at home; three brothers, Carl Hudson of Dayton; Henry of Peebles; and Harry who is with the army in Korea; and six sisters, Mrs. Tootle of Clarksburg; Mrs. Clarence Lorenz of Peebles; Mrs. Betty Meddock of Otway; Mrs. Dorothy Thatcher of McDermott; Mrs. Ruby Mankin of Winston-Salem, N. C.; and Mrs. Vernal Morris of near Clarksburg.
Clarksburg Star, Clarksburg, Ross County OH; 29 Feb 1952
Richard E. Huffman, 71, of New Madison, died Monday, October 3, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Mr. Huffman was born June 26, 1923, at Peebles, the son of the late John W. and Ocie Yankee Huffman. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one sister. He was retired from General Dynamics of Lima, retired from 30 years employment at Chrysler Corp., of Dayton. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of th Community Church of Greenville. Survivors include his wife, Darlene J. Lucas Huffman of New Madison; five sons, Richard E. Huffman, Brian J. Huffman, Mark J. Huffman, Scott D. Huffman and Steve W. Huffman; two daughters, Valerie G. Begoon and Melanie J. Baughman; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Walter W. Huffman, William N. Huffman and Robert L. Huffman; six sisters, Mabel Turley, Anna Grace Scott, Helen White, Mary Stanford, Edna Penix and Betty Ward. Services willl be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 6, at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Reverends Jonathan Langford and Jerry Fair officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery at Greenville where military graveside service will be conducted.
George W. Hughes, 70, of Manchester, died Monday, December 5, at the home of his son in Union City, Indiana. He was born September 14, 1924, at Manchester, son of the late Harvey Oscar and Effie Guthrie Hughes. He attended the Manchester Nazarene Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Louise Frye Hughes, in 1987. Survivors include a son, George Hughes of Union City, Indiana; two daughters, Diana K. Owen of Medway and Rebecca Grooms of Manchester; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Hughes and Francis Morgan, both of Manchester. Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:00 p.m., at the Ellis-Beam Funeral Home in West Union, John Greenlee officiating. Burial will be in the Manchester Cemetery. Calling hours will be two hours before services Thursday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Drake County, Inc., 122 W. Marts Street, Greenville, Ohio.
Mrs. [Sarah] Hull, aged 36 years, and a daughter of John Denning, of this township, died at her home on Pond Run, Wednesday of last week. She had been married twice, her first husband being Basil Davis. The remains were brought to the Stone Chapel Cemetery Thursday for interment. [NB: Sarah Belle Denning Davis Hull married Mr. Henry Hull, 56, in April 1900. The marriage annnouncement gave her age as 39.]
The People's Defender, West Union OH; 03 Jan 1901
Lulu Mae Newman Miller Humphres, 88, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, April 26, at the Highland District Hospital. She was born in Adams County near Loudon on July 9, 1906 [sic: 1905], the daughter of Edward and Artie Myrtle Yankee Newman. Mrs. Humphries is survived by a son, Ralph Miller of Hillsboro; one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Carolyn and Carl Koenig of Otway; three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lester M. and Richard L. Miller, and four brothers. Graveside funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 29, at the Hillsboro Cemetery where Sherm Nichols officiated under the direction of the Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro. [NB: At the funeral the grave collapsed and she was buried on 02 May 1994.]
Cora Hurley, 2 p.m. Thursday Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Burial in Manchester Cemetery. Callers at the funeral home.
The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth OH - 23 Sep 1981
Margaret E. Irvin, born March 2, 1883, departed this life July 31, 1920, aged 37 years, 4 months and 29 days. She was united in marriage to Charles Irvin, February 8, 1911. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and five children: Estel, aged 13 years; Olive, 8 years; Jessie, 7 years; Willie, 3 years, and Lemoin, 7 months; and one stepdaughter, besides her father, mother, three brothers. One brother and sister have preceded her to the Great Beyond. She also leaves two aged grandfathers and a host of friends. She was a faithful wife, loving mother and a good friend and neighbor and will be sadly missed by all. She was a member of the Baptist church of Mt. Unger a number of years. She left the testimony that there would be no suffering where she was going. If we have lost it is truly her gain. She enters the joys of her Lord.