Melissa Ann McCutcheon
PROSPECT -- Melissa Ann McCutcheon, age 51, of Prospect, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at her home after a long illness.
She was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Marion, to the late Doyle and Delores (Redmon) Vanest.
On Feb. 22, 1970, in Prospect, Ohio, she married Jerry McCutcheon; he survives in Prospect.
She was employed as a motel housekeeper.
In addition to her husband Jerry, she is also survived by two sons, Jerry McCutcheon Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., Brian McCutcheon, Prospect; one daughter, Shannon Beltz, Prospect, two brothers, Gerald Vanest, Bristol, Ind., Ronald Vanest, Prospect; two sisters, Carol Thomas, Bucyrus, Bonnie Camp, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect. Clergy is the Rev. Ken Lance. Burial in Prospect Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015. Cards are available at funeral home.
Joyce C. Roberts
MARION -- Joyce C. Roberts, 73, Marion, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the DeWolfe House of Marion.
Born July 5, 1930, in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian (Wilson) Snyder.
She married L. Gene Roberts in April 1951 in Marion. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2002, in Marion.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Forward Sunday School Class and Victoria Christiansen Circle. A lifelong Marion resident, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a brother, William (Helen) Snyder of Sarasota, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Alan (Becky) Sisson of Marion. She also is survived by a stepmother, Ruby Snyder of Marion; a sister-in-law, Betty (Roberts) Smith of Visalia, Calif.; five nephews, Dr. Barry (Tricia) Smith of Visalia, Calif., Greg Smith of Visalia, Calif., Matt Sisson, Aaron Snyder and Todd Snyder; a niece, Mrs. John (Wendy) Bird; and many close friends. A brother, James C. Snyder, preceded her in death.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Boyd Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, by the Rev. Steven Boothe at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will be in Grand Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brother's Brother Foundation, 1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1604.
Jeffie 'Jay' Gamble
MARION -- Jeffie "Jay" Gamble, 75, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.
Born April 26, 1928, in Salyersville, Ky., he was the son of the late John and Gencie (Blanton) Gamble.
On March 27, 1973, in Marion, he married Minnie "Mickey" (Hinton) Gamble and she survives in Marion.
A Marion resident for nearly 60 years, he worked as a mechanics helper with the Erie-Lackawana Railroad for 30 years. He was also a route driver for the Marion Star for 18 years.
He is also survived by nine sons, John (Susie) Gamble of Marysville, Jeff (Paula) Gamble of Marion, Jim (Chris) Thompson of Georgetown, Ky., Dean (Kim) Aldridge of Prospect, Scott (Tina) Aldridge of Marion, Kenny Ray Aldridge of Marion, David Gamble of Marion, Jerry (Dot) Gamble of Marion and Rick Gamble of North Carolina; five daughters, June (Skip) Rox of Mansfield, Lynn (Kevin) Schultz of Marion, Vickie (Paul) Van Dorn of Marion, Debbie (Tom) Rowland of Troy and Sue Wood-Olack; two brothers, Hollie and Tollie Gamble, both of Marion; two sisters, Hazel Jackson of Marion and Ruthie Guy of Indiana; 31 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Marion Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Buckner officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Victory. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Boyd Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
MARION -- Helen Exline, 68, 416 Milburn Ave., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at her home.
Born Aug. 27, 1935, in Ripley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Keltie Randall.
She was self-employed in housekeeping.
She is survived by a brother, Carl Exline and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors with the Rev. Floyd Radebaugh officiating. Burial is in Agosta Cemetery. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
Patricia Ann Dicks
MARION -- Patricia Ann Dicks, 55, 404 Mount Vernon Ave., passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at her home.
Born June 30, 1948, in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Leland A. Kirby and Maxine Moore Walters. Her mother survives in Marion.
On April 15, 2002, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., she married William D. Dicks Jr.; he also survives in Marion.
She worked at Kable Fulfillment Corp. for 25 years as an account executive.
She is also survived by two sons, Gregory (Sherry) King of Westerville, Douglas (Carol) King of Marion; a daughter, Stacey (Jim) Smith of Elyria; a brother, Gary Kirby of Columbus; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Kay Kirby.
The funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Boyd Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Ford officiating. Burial is in Marion Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Program of Marion County or United Way of Marion County.
Martha Lenora Littell
RICHWOOD -- Martha Lenora Littell, 87, Richwood, passed away at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
Born July 19, 1916, in Jackson Township, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Marion and Eva Florence (Lane) Temple.
She married Lester Howard Littell in 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1972.
She was a retired school teacher and tutor employed by numerous area school districts. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Littell, Fort Myers, Fla., Dianne (Karl) Mahr, Torrance, Calif.; a son, David (Michele) Littell, Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Lanny, and also preceded in death by two sisters, Blanch Marsh and Mary Fields and one brother, Joe Temple.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in the Union Baptist Church in Richwood with the Rev. Tim Peria officiating. Burial is in Price Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.