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01/11/19 07:48 AM #694    


Gary Berry

Thanks I wonder why I have not heard from her . Thank You and I will most definitely keep her in my prayers and I know she is a very strong person. God Speed 

01/12/19 08:54 AM #695    


Linda K Miller (Brucker)

I was grateful to see Oletta's update, but it's difficult to read what Linda is dealing with. Thanks to our message forum, a lot of folks will know how to pray for her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Linda. 

01/13/19 09:14 AM #696    


Jan Carol Burch (Campbell)

Thank you<Oletta, for updating us on Linda Korns. She is strong and Prayers can do more than we know because our God is able to do all things. Have thought of her often. I saw her after her colon surgery while she was in the hospital and she was doing remarkably well then. Jan

01/14/19 08:18 AM #697    


Kathy Applegate (Danner)

What a great group of friends we have here praying for Linda!  Once again, this reminds me of how great it was to all be together at our reunion this past August and renew all of these friendships!  It is wonderful we can all share in uplifting Linda during this difficult time in her life!  

01/14/19 09:18 AM #698    


Oletta Bond (Wade)

I'm so glad Linda went to the reunion.  She has received so much support and I am very thankful for that.  Thank you everyone who has been responding and for thinking of Linda.  I want her to beat this cancer.  It was bad enough that she had colon cancer but to get thyroid too is unthinkable. She is handling it very well though.  Very proud of her!!

01/14/19 02:13 PM #699    


Larry Wilson

We received this information about Steve Mix from Belinda (Binnie) Smith Phillips.  May Steve rest in peace.

Deceased Classmate: Stephen Mix
Date Deceased: December-3-2012
Age at Death: 62:
Classmate City: McConnelsville
Classmate State: OH
Survived By: Wife, Irene, and daughter, Francine, both of California. And a sister, Kim Mix, of Newark.

Steve was my 1st cousin. He had many health issues and had withdrawn from most back in 80s. He had moved to McConnellsville where his dad lived, and worked on a Mennonite farm. He helped take care of his dad when he had cancer and passed away. Steve stayed on at the Mennonite farm and when his health deteriorated that family took care of him. He was active in their church and being a Mennonite service, there was not a public obituary. I was unable to attend the service, but I stay in touch with my cousin, Kim, Steve's sister.

Belinda (Binnie) Smith Phillips

01/15/19 11:44 AM #700    


Patti Henderson (Patrick)

I would just like to say "Thank You" to everyone who has posted info on Linda. She is in my prayers as she is with all of you. Thanks!

01/15/19 02:58 PM #701    


Nancy Baughman (Fetter)

I, too, am happy for the information on Linda.  She is in my thoughts and prayers. I am wondering if someone would contact her to see if it would be ok to list her name on the prayer chain of my church. Thanks all.


01/31/19 12:31 PM #702    


Mike Kelley

I will be keeping Linda in my prayers.

02/05/19 09:46 AM #703    


Larry Wilson

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peggy and Butch Dunlap at the loss of Butch's mother.  May she rest in peace.

Maymie Ruth Dunlap, age 87, of Newark, passed away, Wednesday, February 1, 2019 surrounded by her family.

She was born August 25, 1931 in Newark, Ohio to the late Charles Orville and Mary Alice (Kolb) Bowen.

Maymie retired from the L & K Restaurant after twenty years of service. After her retirement, she provided daycare in her home for her grandchildren as well as many other children. She loved country music and loved dancing with her family and friends at the Druid’s Club. She was an avid euchre player and was active with the Druid’s euchre league for many years. Maymie was a lifetime member of the Druids, the V.F.W. and the Eagles. Maymie attended Newark High School and continued to be active with her NHS reunions.

She is survived by her children, Butch (Peggy) Dunlap, Debra Riley, Linda (Chuck) Stidham and Richard (Teresa Rine) Dunlap; eight grandchildren, Christina (Wayne) Lupher, Deanna (Randy) Daughters, D.L. (Gretchen) Dunlap, Maymie Linn (Tim) Saunders, Mandy Smith, Megan (Carnell) Martin, Tara Carmichael and Ryan Dunlap; a half-sister, Linda Sweigart, twenty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Richard Dunlap, Sr.; special long-time friend, Paul Francis; three brothers, Robert Bowen, Donald Bowen and Clifford Bowen; and two sisters, Betty Schimpf and Alice Bowen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Maymie’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In accordance with Maymie's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, is assisting the family with arrangements.

02/05/19 03:29 PM #704    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)

Thank You Larry!


02/06/19 01:24 PM #705    

William Rissler

Peg this is Bill Rissler I am very sorry for your loss. I will have you and the family in my prayers. If you need anything at all please let me know.

02/07/19 12:32 PM #706    


Linda K Miller (Brucker)

Peg, I somehow missed your mother-in-law's obit.  I think we're one of the few families in Newark that still receive the Advocate.  We were sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings, Linda 

02/07/19 07:31 PM #707    


Sue Benner (Wages)

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother in law

02/08/19 03:48 PM #708    

David Fredrick Smith

Peg, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother-in-law.

02/09/19 12:20 PM #709    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers!  


03/24/19 10:55 AM #710    


Mike Kelley

For all you Newark Wildcat Basketball Fans, the 2018/2019 boys basketball team is OCC Champs for the third year in a row and Won its 24th District title. On the Football Wildcats we have a new Coach, Bill Franks..........GO WILDCAT GO!!!!!

04/18/19 10:10 PM #711    


Larry Wilson

Diana Holmes (Brown) sent me a message about the death of William Wells.  Although he did not graduate with us, he was still a classmate.  May he rest in peace.  His obituary is below:


William (Willy) Moore Wells V

Portland, OR

June 23, 1950 - February 23, 2019

A memorial service honoring the life of William Moore Wells V will be held in Portland Oregon on April 6, 2019. Willy passed away February 23, 2019 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. He was born at the Newark Hospital on Buena Vista Street on June 23, 1950 to Dr. William Moore Wells IV and Roberta Seip Wells.

After graduation for High School in Greenbrier, West Virginia and College from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, Willy moved to Phoenix, Arizona then to Portland, Oregon. He retired after thirty years working for the Union Pacific Railroad in the Portland rail yard as a Brakeman. Willy married Ruth McNutt Wells in 1986 who also worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. Willy loved his family, his friends, his home and his life in Portland.

Willy is survived by his wife Ruth McNutt Wells, his son William Moore Wells VI (Will) and daughter-in-law Sarah Addis Wells. He is also survived by his sister, Sally Baranski (Wells) of Greer, SC, brothers Steve Wells of Pittsburg, PA and Bruce Wells of Aurora, IL.

The family would like to thank you for your thoughts during this time of grief for prayer and to keep his memory alive as the kind, life loving soul he was while with us on Earth.

Condolences can be written on the Advocate web page.

Published in the Advocate from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2019

04/19/19 01:01 PM #712    

William Rissler

My he RIP. My prayers are for him and his family. God Bless

04/25/19 09:05 AM #713    


Larry Wilson

Dwight Zahrndt let me know that Susan Lynn Stockdale (Fry) passed away April 22.  May she rest in peace and her family be comforted.  Her obituary is below:


Tarboro. NC

Susan Lynn Fry, 68, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at Duke Hospital.

Susan retired after many years of service from Edmont Manufacturing Company. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nana to her grandchildren and a friend to all. She had a great passion for working with the Tar River Peace Maker Quilting Guild, as they were involved in making quilts for the shut in, veterans, churches, and hospitals.

She is survived by her loving family, including her husband to 51 years, Robert Fry; daughters, Jennifer Morrison and husband, David and their son, Cameron, Denise Grandshaw and husband, Rich and their daughter, Haley; son, Bobby Fry; sister, Sharon Mentges; brother, Steve Stockdale.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the home of Robert and Susan Fry, 41 Whichard Lane, Tarboro on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134, Phone: (877) 228-7321, Email:

04/26/19 10:28 AM #714    

William Rissler

My prayers are for you and your family may you RIP.

05/21/19 06:02 AM #715    


Denise Dishon (Winegardner)

So Sorry to hear the news here lately about our classes’ struggles...recently passed, my bother Phil’s wife Karen, a sweet and wonderful person, wife & mother...Keep the Faith!  We love life and cling to it.. we are yet to know what happens next..Keep the Faith!  Saw a wonderful Dr Oz (episode last Friday, May 17th) show on “Heaven”. Please watch it !  Very interesting ,hopeful and inspiring . Also found a poem “The Ship” ..What is dying...I am standing on the Seashore, A Ship sails in the morning breeze & starts for the ocean..She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last ..She fades on the horizon and someone at my side says “She is Gone”  Gone!  Where?  Gone from my sight that is all..She is just as large in the mast, hull and spars as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination... the diminished size & total loss of sight is in me..not in her..and just at the “Moment” when someone at my side says “She is Gone” ...there are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout  “ There She Comes”  and that is dying-Bishop Brent....on a lighter note 🎵.Got to Vegas for annual Trucking Convention..met John B at the Wynn (if you like decorating I call the Wynn... Martha Stewart does Vegas..) Had a great visit with John...Good to sit with him and he introduced us to “Bumbu rum” and heard some Great Stories! He sure has some Good ones...We were talking about “You All” or “You Guys”..Phil Jenkins name came up,Margaret,feeling your loss 💞  John said we need to get together more often because we are “at the age that we are” ..Was so fun!   Keep on Trucking...and keep the FAITH !  Love Denise ( Dr Oz Heaven a must see)





05/21/19 03:57 PM #716    


Denise Dishon (Winegardner)

On Dr Oz..scroll down to see Who Landon & Others saw in their near-death experiences... see All ! Sooo Cool!

05/28/19 10:30 AM #717    

John Babcock

It was great seeing you both. The chicken, rum and you guys were lots of good times. We need to visit more often including other classmates. I will be back in July, hoping to see you and Jay. Johnny B

05/30/19 07:39 AM #718    


Margaret Patyrak (Jenkins)

I am enjoying reading classmates updates from around the country.  Wishing all a safe and enjoyable summer. Take care,


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