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Norman Ray Evans, 1950 - 2013

Norman Ray Evans, age 62, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:22 p.m. at his residence in Alger, Ohio.

He was born on July 26, 1950 in Lima, Ohio to Raymond & Thelma (Schaub) Evans who preceded him in death. On April 6, 1968 he married Peggy Sue (Fetter) Evans and they are divorced.

Norman was a self-employed painter. 

David E. Dearth was a member of the Ada HS class of 1977

David E. Dearth, age 53, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his residence in Ada.

He was born on May 23, 1959 in Lima, Ohio to Samuel G. and Emma J. (Baldridge) Dearth, they preceded him in death.

David was a self-employed roofer. He was a graduate of Ada High School class of 1977. He was a social member of the Ada VFW Post #9381.

Surviving are a brother, Dean (Julie) Dearth of Roundhead; two sisters: Charlene (Rick) Hughes and Cheryl Dye both of Ada; Several nieces and nephews. It was his request to be cremated.

A Celebration of Life for David will begin at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Ada VFW Post #9381

Stephen Douglas Clarkson memorial service in June

Stephen Douglas Clarkson, age 59, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:57 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health Systems, Lima, Ohio.

He was born on March 15, 1954 in Roanoke, VA. to William D. and Christine (Ferguson) Clarkson. His father and mother survive in Apex, N.C.

He attended the First United Methodist Church of Ada, Ohio. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Surviving are a brother Mark (Michelle) Clarkson of Cary, N.C.; two sisters: Carol (Louis) Lobenhofer of Ada and Marsha Clarkson of Atlanta, Ga.; five nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned for June 1 in North Carolina. Details will be available through family members.

Robert Preston operated the McGuffey Hardware for 55 years

Robert U. "Bob" Preston, 83, of rural Alger, died at 4:21 p.m. April 2, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Health System, of complications following open heart surgery.

He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in the home he lives in today, the son of William M. and Merle E. Crowe Preston, who preceded him in death. On July 15, 1951, he married Mary K. Clark, who survives. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage.

Juanita O. Holbrook, 1917 - 2013

Juanita O. Holbrook, age 96, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 3:10 a.m. at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton.

She was born March 23, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, to Labe and Louisa (Williams) Pelphrey and they preceded her in death. On May 31, 1947, she married Turner Holbrook and he preceded her in death on January 15, 1992.

Juanita was a homemaker, mother, caregiver, and gardener. She became a member of the Paintsville United Baptist Church on January 5, 1935. She attended Lonesome Valley United Baptist Church, Alger. She was a member of the former Order of Eastern Star Chapter #6 of Ada and a member of the Alger Royal Neighbors.

Elzie Edward Elwood, 1933 - 2013

Elzie Edward Elwood, age 79, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 3:50 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

He was born November 7, 1933 in Hardin County, Ohio, to Charles and Georgia M. (Williams) Elwood, and they preceded him in death.

Elzie worked at Field's Bakery, Ada and at the Ohio Northern University Food Service, Ada. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ada.

Surviving is a brother, Cloyd Elwood of Ada; and several nieces and nephews. His caregiver was his niece Ruth (Paul) Lawrence of Ada.

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