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Virginia Lee Cohen, 83

William Morrison Kirker, 59

Virginia Lee Cohen, 83, of New Richmond, Oh., died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She is survived by her husband: Bobby Cohen, 7 children: Sandra (Richard) McHenry, Deborah Pierce, Sam Day, Steve (Angel) Day and the late Cindy Fleming, Victoria Cohen and Rebecca Cohen, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Ernie Cann and Kenny Cann, 3 sisters, Addrey Jones, Dorothy Owens and Gladys Huntley, numerous nephews, nieces and other family. Services were at the Chilo Hill Cemetery, St Rt 222, Chilo Ohio, on Saturday, June 1, 2014. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

William, “Bill”….“Willis” Morrison Kirker’s Life will be celebrated Saturday, June 28, 2014. There will be a ceremony for family and close friends at Kirker Cemetery at 1pm under the direction of the Lafferty Funeral Home of West Union. At 3 pm there will be a Celebration of his beautiful life and spirit at Tom and Janie Kirker’s home. Bill Kirker was the great-great-great grandson of Ohio’s second Governor, Thomas Kirker. The grandson of the late Charles S. Kirker, Sr. and Isadora. And the nephew of Charles S. Kirker, Jr. and Jean. Bill attended second grade at Liberty Township. He lived and visited here throughout his entire life. He dearly loved his family, the Kirker Homestead, and West Union, Ohio. He was born in Winter Haven, Florida on January 27, 1955. He was the son of William Harold Kirker, originally of West Union and the Kirker Homestead. Bill’s mother was Helen Louise Morrison Kirker of Winter Haven, Florida. Bill valued family and was dearly loved by those closest to him. He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Kirker of Merritt Island, Florida and Karen Wilder of Winter Haven, Florida. And his nephew, Brian Keith Kirker of Winter Haven, Florida. He was considered “Uncle Wild Bill” to Adam and Aaron Kirker and many of their close friends. And there are also many close and very dear cousins, family, and friends who love him. Bill loved sports and was full of sports facts and information. He played football, was 6th in the State in wrestling, and was an undefeated champion tennis player in high school. He also played in many Adams County Turkey Bowls!! Bill worked as a veterinarian’s assistant in Maryland and Florida. He had a kindred spirit toward animals. He was very close to both veterinarians and both felt he should become a vet. While in Ohio he also worked with his cousin, Chip Kirker, at Upper Case Graphics. Bill lived in Paradise right on the ocean in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Many say he lived a Jimmy Buffet lifestyle, a free spirit and great friend to everyone. Sadly, he passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2014 in Florida. But just the way Willis wanted to go out…with his “boots/flipflops” on!! The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.


Mary Jane French Applegate, 72 of Mt. Orab passed away Saturday June 14, 2014. She was the owner of Movie Towne in Sardinia. She is survived by her husband Fred Applegate, 4 sons Steve (Sandy), Darrell (Connie), Tony (Joni) and Scott (Angela), 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Judy Tucker, and Gloria Jean Tomlin, 1 half-brother Kenny French. Funeral services will be Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00 PM at the Sardinia Bible Baptist Church in Sardinia, 10:00 AM until time of service. Burial will be in Sardinia Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Vivian Ann Fishback, 80 Vivian Ann Fishback, 80, Bethel, passed away on June 13, 2014. She was the wife of Charles C. Fishback Jr., mother of Rebecca K. (Carl) Laney and Joyce (Gary) Fultz, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of thirteen, sister of Marie (Tony) Painter, Ed (Mary Ann) Lang, and Jack Lang. Preceded in death by her son Bill Fishback, her mother Sophia Lang, her father James Lang, and her brothers Jim, Tom, Steve, and Paul Lang. Visitation will be held at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel on Wednesday June 18, 2014 from 9AM until time of services at 12 Noon. Interment at Tate Twp. Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Robert Joseph Kenney, 76 Robert Joseph Kenney, 76 of Sardinia passed away Sunday June 15,2014. He is survived by his wife Kay (Whitehead) Kenney, 2 daughters Rebecca Kenney, and Rachel (Ronald) Drees, 1 grandson Joseph Coffey, 2 sisters Shirley Noe and Katherine Homer, 2 brothers Joe Kline and Charles Kenney. Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 18, 2014, 1:00 PM at the Mt. Orab Church of Christ in Mt Orab, visitation 11:00 AM until time of service. Burial in Sardinia Cemetery, Sardinia Oh. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

NOE II Last week I left off with the sons of the Sethites marrying the daughters of the Cainites in Genesis 6:1. The Sethites were the godly line and the Cainites were the wicked line. Now let’s take a look at Cain and his family while we are looking at the situation here that existed in the time before the flood and the early creation of man. In the early creation of man you find in verse 17 of Genesis 4 that Cain and his wife had a son and called his name Enoch. Cain built a city and named it the city of Enoch. (Now do not confuse this Enoch with the righteous Enoch that we find later on.) In this city of Enoch we find that there was a society of very high culture. They were a highly educated and advanced society. I believe that they were naturally smarter than we are. Most people believe that each generation gets smarter than the one before but I believe that we have dumbed down since Adam. Adam did not have to be taught anything; he just naturally knew everything. I do not think that we can comprehend the knowledge that they had back in the Antediluvian age. We find the truth of their knowledge in chapter 4 of Genesis. However, in verse 19 we also find the practice of polygamy! That I cannot say was very brilliant. However, in verse 20 we find the cattleman. He wasn’t just keeping wild animals; he was in the cattle business. In verse 21 we find musicians which also involves the making of musical instruments such as harps and organs. In verse 22 we have Tubal-cain who was an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron. Now brass is not mined. Brass is an alloy. Copper is mined and silver is mined but brass is the combining of metals. They had knowledge of and practice of mixing metals which makes it stronger and more pliable so that it can be used for other purposes. So, there were metallurgists who were in to specialized metals. In fact, when Noah’s ark was found, they found titanium in it. We did not discover titanium until 1790. It was discovered by Rev. William Gregor but it was not until 1920, 120 years later, that a process was developed that allowed the metal to be extracted from the ore.


Bruce D. Kuyper, 70 Bruce D. Kuyper, 70, of Fayetteville, Oh., passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was born June 3, 1944. Mr. Kuyper drove a school bus for Fayetteville for over 31 years. He was a former member of Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club and an avid trap shooter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel L. and Margaret I. Kuyper. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Kuyper of Fayetteville, loving father of Michelle (Rick) Purdin of Fayetteville, and Danny Kuyper of Fayetteville, caring grandfather of Andy (Jessica) Purdin of Fayetteville, Justin (Rachel) Purdin of Williamsburg, Madison Kuyper of Fayetteville, Austin Kuyper of Fayetteville, Wyatt "Little Danny" Kuyper of Fayetteville, and Brody Purdin of Fayetteville, dear great-grandfather of Teagan Purdin of Williamsburg, also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and family. Memorial Mass has been set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St Angela Merici Parish St. Patrick Chapel, 130 Stone Alley, Fayetteville, OH 45118. Food, fellowship and visiting time at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251, Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 to follow mass. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.


The HEAP Summer Crisis Program (SCP) funded by the Office of Community Assistance and administered locally by Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc., will operate from July 1- August 31, 2014. SCP Eligibility Parameters: The SCP can provide assistance to households who meet the 2014 Poverty Income Guidelines; applicants must be 60 years of age or older; If under the age of 60, client must have a chronic illness form or a medical condition statement from their Doctor or Licensed Nurse Practitioner. Non-Regulated customers with disconnect notice do not have to have a chronic illness form or be 60 years of age or older. A/C Qualification: Air conditioners are provided once every three years to those who are eligible. Example: If you received an A/C in the year of 2011, 2012 OR 2013, then you do not qualify for an air conditioner this year “2014”. The following is REQUIRED to apply: Social security cards for all household members; Proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate; current medical card; voter registration card), proof of income for past 13 weeks, proof of disability if disabled;

current Job & Family Services determination letter ,BOTH current heat and electric bill. Income guidelines for SCP 2014 are at 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines: Household Yearly 13 Size Income Weeks Income 1 $20,442.50 $5,105.88 2 $27,527.50 $6,881.88 3 $34,632.50 $8,658.13 4 $41,737.50 $10,434.38 Households with more than four members add $7,105.00 per member to the annual income, and $1,776.25 for 13 weeks of income. Outreach is available for the elderly and/or disabled. APPOINTMENTS - WE WILL BEGIN SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS ON JUNE 23, 2014. Applicants for air conditioners will be seen by APPOINTMENT ONLY! Please contact your local HEAP office as follows: Adams County - 1-800233-7891 or 937-695-0316, Ext. 252, 235, 285 or 236. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; walk-ins daily, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Brown County - 1-800553-7393 or 937-378-6041, Ext. 280, 305, 253 or 254. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins daily, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Donald Gene Meadows, 68 Donald Gene Meadows, 68 of Ripley, Ohio, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio. He was a United States Army Vietnam War Era Veteran. Mr. Meadows was a teacher and coach for Ripley and Eastern Schools and also had worked in construction later in life. He was born October 30, 1945 in Maysville, Kentucky the son of the late Eugene and Joyce (Poe) Meadows. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother – Ruby Poe and his aunt and uncle – Patsy and Wayne Owens. Mr. Meadows is survived by one son – Jesse Meadows of Hillsboro, Ohio; one grandson – Drake Meadows; one uncle – Gene Linville of Ripley, Ohio and one aunt – Doris Hare of Ripley, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. Bill Kirby will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 18 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Ohio with military honors provided by the Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post #367 of Ripley. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.


However, Noah used it in the building of the ark! Now, verse 22 also tells us that Tubal-cain had a sister named Naamah. She is believed to be the wife of Noah and that is how the line of Cain survived the flood. That would make all 3 sons of Noah half Sethite and half Cainite and so are you and so am I. There is no getting the murderer of Cain out of the family of man because we are all decedents of Noah’s family. That is very evident with all the violence and lying we see today because Cain was not only a murderer, he was a liar also. How many have hatched out since then? Well, it is an interesting study of the civilization that existed there in Chapter 4 and I believe that we are still trying to catch up to the level of intelligence that the civilization had. As I said before, we have dumbed down a lot since that Antediluvian age. I believe that God restricted them as to what inventions they could get into. It isn’t that we are so much smarter than they were; it is only that God has opened up more doors for us. And do you know what? All these TV’s and computers have not helped to bring up the morals of this society. In fact, they have helped to drag the morals down; so how smart does that make us? The Bible tells us that in the days of Noah the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually and we are following the same tract. That is why Jesus said that when He comes back that our society will be in the same shape as the societies of both Noah and Lot. You do not have to look very far to see the resemblance between their civilizations and ours. Furthermore, godly people are still intermarrying with ungodly people and we don’t care whether God is grieved or not.

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Anna Louise ‘Weezie’ (Hudson) McKee, 86 Anna Louise ‘Weezie’ (Hudson) McKee, 86, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the cherished wife of the late Ralph McKee and precious daughter of the late Evelyn and Ulie Hudson. Mother of Mark Keitz, devoted stepmother to Janice (Donald) Larrison and the late Dennis Adams, beloved grandmother to Sherry (Damon) Smith and Kathy (Chris) Warman. Weezie was adored by her great grandchildren Chris, Tonya, Shawna, Tyler and Jordan; great-great grandchildren Christopher, Morgan, Anna, Preston, Isabella, Isaac, Reagan and Tanner; siblings Marian Seals and Phil Hudson and the late Bob and Harold Hudson. Weezie will be greatly missed by 25 nieces, nephews, their families and the Taggert family of Felicity. The family is deeply grateful to Dora Bailey for her loving care and support. Louise’s 86 years were focused on her family and her faith. She was a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher and a member of the choir at The First Baptist Church of Felicity. Her life was the moral and spiritual compass for those she loved…and who loved her in return. A talented artist and vocalist, Weezie loved reading, Pavarotti, crossword puzzles, floral arranging, travel, board games, Pinochle & Euchre, and was a true Jeopardy champ! She was a true patriot and staunch supporter of the Constitution of The United States. Funeral Services will be at The First Baptist Church of Felicity, 212 Prather Rd., Felicity, Ohio 45120, on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. Visitation will also be at the church, on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial will be at the Felicity Cemetery, Felicity, Ohio. Pastor Chad Blevins will be officiating. Memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church of Felicity, Phase II Building Fund or Hospice of Cincinnati, East. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Christopher A. Nagel, 31 Christopher A. Nagel, 31, Fayetteville, Monday, June 9, 2014. Dear son of Ralph and Nancy (Lawson) Nagel, loving brother of Ralph (Lenee) Nagel, Bob Nagel, Paul Nagel, Theresa Nagel, Mike (Amber) Nagel, Steve (Anna) Nagel and Mary (Jay) Buchwald, caring uncle of 12. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 14, 10 AM at St. Angela Merici Parish, St. Patrick Chapel. Memorials to Hope Emergency Center, PO Box 214, Fayetteville, OH 45118. The Evans Funeral Home, Goshen, served the family.

Sandra Lynn Ridley, 51 Sandra Lynn Ridley, 51, of Seaman, Ohio formerly of Hillsboro, died Wednesday June 11, 2014. She was born June 8, 1963 in Xenia. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Nathanial Ridley, Jr.; son, Joseph Anthony Barker; brothers, David Lee and Donald Ray Barker and nephew, Ora Allen Holbrook. She is survived by her parents, John David and Velma (Baisden) Barker of Scott Township; one daughter, Latasha Marie Barker of Seaman; one son, George Nathanial Barker of Seaman; one sister, Mary Lisa Holbrook of Olive Hill, Kentucky; two brothers: Jim (Betty) Barker of Hillsboro and Timothy Wayne Barker of Seaman; one granddaughter, Brianna Lynn Duncan; three aunts: Linda Nelson and Ruby Woods of McArthur and Ruth Pennington of Grayson, Kentucky and many nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and a member of the Greater Life Assembly of Hillsboro. She was a 1981 graduate of Greenfield-McClain High School and Laurel Oaks Vocational School. The funeral service is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12 pm at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. The visitation is Thursday from 10 am until 12 pm. The interment is at Mt. Leigh Cemetery in Scott Township in Adams County. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.





Mary Jane French Applegate, 72

HEAP Summer Crisis Program will begin July 1, 2014


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Doug Snider, 38 Jim Gatts, 60 Doug Snider, 38, of Felicity, Ohio, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mandi Snider, 1 daughter,Autumn Snider, mother, Jo Snider Bowling, father, George McConnell, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, cousins, other family and friends. Funeral Services was set at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, 323 N. Union St., Felicity, Ohio 45120, on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Moscow, Ohio. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Jim Gatts, 60, of Russellville, passed away Friday June 6, 2014 at his home. Survivors include his son Joshua Gatts (Amber Rigsby) of Batavia, a granddaughter Kennedy Gatts of Batavia; one sister, Carol Kirkhart, Hillsboro; one niece, Darlene Ford, Hillsboro, and one nephew Brian Kirkhart, Fayetteville. Friends are invited to visit with the family at a memorial get together on Sunday June 22 from 1 – 7 pm at the American Legion post located at 497 Old SR 74 in Mt. Carmel.

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