*** Kasey Ryan KING-THOMAS ***
Kasey Ryan KING-THOMAS, 6, of Frazeysburg, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 as the result of a school bus accident on SR-60, near Nashport.
Born September 30, 2003 in Reno, NV, he is the son of Joseph M. and Randi N. (KING) THOMAS of Frazeysburg, and was a kindegarten student at Nashport Elementary School. He was active in the Tri-Valley Youth Soccer League in Dresden and enjoyed sports.
Surviving in addition to his parents are six brothers, Dustin LEVINGSTON, Rocky, Robert and Ryan WILLIS, Karson KING and Kolton THOMAS; four sisters, Joni and Nikki KING and Julia and Carlee THOMAS; a foster-sister, Debbie; his grandparents, Fran KING of Arcadia, FL, Joe and Pat THOMAS of Moody, AL, and Cindy COOK of PA; his great-grandparents, Bob and Helen ALDAMA of Silver Springs, NV; his "special grandparents" Edna SUMMERALL of Badenton, FL and Larry NEFF of Frazeysburg and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shaquerrah WALKER, and his grandfather, Don KING.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, at Meadowview Church of Christ with Minister Sam Dunn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kasey's memory to Adoption by Gentle Care, Financial Assistance Program, 380 1/2 East Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215.
*** Twila E. CULLINS ***
Twila E. CULLINS, 82, of Zanesville, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Emeritus At North Hills.
Born April 18, 1928 in Dresden, she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Myra G. (MORTIMER) SMITH. She was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School and a former member of O.E.S. in Dresden and the American Legion Auxiliary to POST #399, where she had served as president. Mrs. CULLINS was a member of the Dresden Madison Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her children, Michael (Debi) SMITH of Nashport, Larry W. (Peggy) CULLINS of Nashport, Kelly (James) CLARK of Granville, Robert W. "Chip" (Shannon) CULLINS, II of Zanesville; a great granddaughter; a sister, June LACY of Dresden and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. "Bob" CULLINS in 2002; a brother, Wayne F. "Buck" SMITH and two sisters, Margery and Myrville SMITH.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 31, at the Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home in Dresden with Dr. William McClelland officiating. Burial followed in the Dresden Cemetery.
*** Lois A. GRAHAM ***
Lois A. GRAHAM, 104, of Adamsville, died on Friday, May 28, 2010 at Beckett House in New Concord.
Mrs. GRAHAM was born December 31, 1905 n Monroe county, a daughter of the late Forest HUNTER and Cora (FOX) DYE. A graduate of Muskingum College, she was a school teacher, teaching first in Monroe county and then at Adamsville Elementary until her retirement in 1972. She had been a member of the Adamsville Grange and the Adamsville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her son, William Forest GRAHAM of Norwich, seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchilden and 11 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Dean DAILEY, of Adamsville; two brothers, Willis (Vivian) DYE and Franklin DYE of New Matamoras and a nephew, Leonard KYLE.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert Clyde GRAHAM; her daughter, Alma L. DAILEY; a daughter-in-law, Darlene GRAHAM; a grandson, Roy Dean DAILEY; two sisters, Martha Rose CLINE and Ruth Ella DYE and a sister-in-law, Juanita DYE.
Funeral services were held June 1 at the Adamsville United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Scott officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adamsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 395, Adamsville, OH 43802 or the Tri-Valley Endowment Fund, 36 E. Muskingum Avenue, Dresden, OH 43821.
*** Charles E. UNTIED ***
Charles E. UNTIED, 82, of St. Louisville, formerly of Trinway, died May 29, 2010 in Newark. He was born September 17, 1927 in Dresden to the late Myrl and Isabel (WAGNER) UNTIED.
Mr. UNTIED served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He had worked as a carpenter and was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and Eagles. He had been a parishoner of St. Ann Church in Dresden.
He is survived by his former wife and the mother of his children, Frances (KING) HICKEY; children, James (Rebecca) UNTIED, Steve (Sharon) UNTIED, Judy (Thomas) WHITMIRE, Mary Ann HALE, and Lynn (Michael) HOLLAND; step-children, David THOMAS, Roger (Gwen) THOMAS, Carol THOMAS; a step-daughter-in-law, Ginny THOMAS; brothers William, Wayne, Donald, and Ike; a sister, MARY; and many grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith R. (THOMAS) UNTIED; brothers, Richard and Everett; and a sister Margaret.
Mass of Christian burial was held June 2, at St. Ann Church in Dresden with Father Jack Maynard, celebrant.
Burial was in Union Cemetery, Cooperdale.
*** Harold R. HALL ***
Harold R. HALL, 77, of Dresden, died Saturday June 5, 2010 at his home.
Mr. HALL was born May 24, 1933 in Dresden, a son of the late Joseph and O. Ruth (BOWDEN) HALL. A life-long resident of Dresden, he graduated from Jefferson High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. From 1955-1995, he had worked at the Rockwell plant in Newark. He was a member of the Charles M. Mitchell Post #399 American Legion and the V.F.W. in Dresden as well as Dresden Lodge #103 F.&A.M. As a member of the Dresden Madison Presbyterian Church, he was the youngest member to join the church at age 7 in 1940 and had served as an Elder and Deacon. He had faithfully manned the Salvation Army kettle in front of the IGA for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen (KING) HALL, whom he married July 29, 1956; children, Stephen W. (Ann Marie PICARD) HALL of Dresden, Cynthia (Jonathan) LAND of Newark, John (Julia) HALL of Dresden; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; one great granddaughter and several step great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dayle and Ronald HALL, and two sisters, Elinor HALL and Beatrice UTTS.
Masonic services were held June 8 at the Dresden Madison Presbyterian Church and a Memorial Service was held June 9, at the church with Dr. William McClelland officiating. The Dresden American Legion and VFW conducted military services at the Dresden Cemetery following the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dresden Madison Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Ohio.
*** Steve MASSA ***
A funeral service for Steve MASSA, 55, of Dresden, was held June 9, 2010 at the Dresden Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home with Rob Turner officiating. Internment followed at the Dresden Cemetery.
Mr. MASSA died on June 5, 2010 at home after a lengthy illness. In November 2006, he was diagnosed with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
He was born in Mt Vernon, to Paul and Gladys MASSA on April 18, 1955. In 1964 his family moved to Granville, where he attended Granville schools, graduating in 1973. As a young man he lived and worked in Louisiana and Colorado, eventually returning to Ohio. In 1986 he received Emergency Medical Training certification and in 1990 Paramedic certification. During his professional career he was employed by Courtesy Ambulance Service, Coshocton EMS, Walhonding Valley Fire Department, and Med Flight of Ohio. Prior to his diagnosis, he worked for Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital and was part of the start up crew for the Mobile Intensive Care Unit. He volunteered his service for the Madison Township Fire Department, Walhonding Valley Fire Department and the City of Heath Fire Department.
He received the honored Star of Life award May, 2000 for his life saving services as a paramedic. In 2009, he wrote the book, "A Life Savers Story by a Person with ALS", to share his experience with ALS.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul L. MASSA; survived by his wife Jenny (MILLER) MASSA; two step daughters; his mother, Gladys MASSA of Newark, his son, Stephen A. MASSA, of Newark, daughter, Brooke SHERPENSKAS of Deleware; two brothers, Vince MASSA of Granville and Jim MASSA of Colorado Springs, CO; and three sisters, Paula ANDERSON of Grand Junction, CO, Rene BLACKBURN of Worthington, and Theresa MARSHALL.
IN lieu of flowers please send donations to ALS Guardian Angels, 33761 Limerick Lane, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (alsguardianangels.com).