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Carolyn N. Cole was an Ada High School graduate

Carolyn N. Cole, age 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 10:55 a.m. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1933 in Ada, Ohio to George Lee and Phoeba Pauline (Businger) Rayle and they preceded her in death. She was married to Robert "Bob" Cole for over 61 years and he survives in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Carolyn retired after teaching at Bath Elementary School for 16 years. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church, Ada. She was also formerly a member of the Ada Quatre Club. Carolyn was a graduate of Ada High School and The Ohio State University.

Earl Hackworth received the Purple Heart in World War II

Earl Hackworth, 89, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at 9:31 p.m. Fox Run Manor, Findlay, Ohio. He was born on Nov. 10, 1922 in Bonanza, Kentucky, to Greeley and Lizzy (Caudill) Hackworth. They preceded him in death.

He married Bureeda Brown on Aug. 31, 1943 and she survives in Findlay, Ohio. They were married for 68 years. Earl worked as a supervisor for Clark Equipment Company of Lima, retiring in 1980 after working for 37 ½ years.

Cheri M. "Dixie Rose" Warren was a 1975 Ada HS graduate

Cheri M. "Dixie Rose" Warren, age 56, died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM at her residence in Kenton, Ohio.

She was born on October 11, 1956 in Kenton, Ohio to Carl D. and F. Jeanne (Vermillion) Hepner who preceded her in death. She first married Keith O. Steele and they were divorced, he survives in Kenton, Ohio. She later married John A. Warren and he survives in Kenton, Ohio.

Cheri worked in sales at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Lima. However she was best known for being a radio personality at T-102 of Lima, Ohio.

Ruby Prater 1926- 2012

Rubena "Ruby" Prater, 86, died at 11:48 p.m. Oct. 16, 2012, at Kenton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Kenton.

She was born March 5, 1926, in Magoffin County, Ky., to Mennefee and Alta Patrick Patton, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 11, 1943, she married Herbert "Hebert" Prater, who died May 30, 2005.

Mrs. Prater was a homemaker and retired from North Electric Co., Kenton, after several years. She was a member of McGuffey Church of Christ, McGuffey. She was a member of TOPPS. She was an artist who painted landscape scenes and loved canning from grandpa's garden.

Evelyn E. Fleming was a 1938 Ada HS graduate

Evelyn E. Fleming, 92, died at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 11, 2012, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

She was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Ada to R. Wayne and Anna Elzay Wright, who preceded her in death. On June 8, 1940, she married Lester V. Fleming, who died Sept. 13, 2009.
Mrs. Fleming was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Ada. She was a 1938 graduate of Ada High School, Ada.

Beatrice "Bee" Lansing retired from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton

Beatrice A. "Bee" Lansing, 92, died at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 10, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Newark to Lorenzo Dell and Lorah Alice Dunn Glover, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 21, 1940, she married Floyd Franklin Lansing, who died Dec. 24, 1992.

Mrs. Lansing retired in 1970 as a supervisor from Triplett Electric Corp. after 17 years. She was a member of Ada Full Gospel Church. She lived most of her life in Ada. She was a member of Hix'n Chix Square Dance Club, Maysville. She had been owner of Northland Mobile Home Court, Ada.

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