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Tessa Hicks

May 30, 1998 - Oct 14, 2023

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Wilmington, OH

Tessa M Hicks, Age 25, beloved daughter, granddaughter, friend, and colleague, passed away on October 14, 2023, in a tragic car wreck. She was born on May 30, 1998, in Wilmington, Ohio, and will be forever remembered for her vibrant spirit and kind heart. Tessa's education began at Clinton Massie High School where she graduated with the class of 2016. Throughout her academic journey, she demonstrated determination and a thirst for knowledge that earned her the respect and admiration of her peers...Read More

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Carl Ausburn Richard Larrick

Mar 29, 1928 - Feb 16, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Servant of the Lord and Christian Pilgrim Carl A. Larrick reached the Celestial City after his earthly journey of 95 years on February 16, 2024.Mr. Larrick was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a respected co-worker, coach, friend to many, and a longtime resident of Clinton County, Ohio.He is survived by his wife of 77 years Ann Florea Larrick, a daughter Lynda C. Larrick (Wilmington, Ohio), and two sons Dana M. Larrick (Wilmington, Ohio) and Monte M. Larrick (Bolingbrook, Illinois.)In addition, Mr. Larrick is survived by his daughter-in-law, Miriam E. Larrick, and Lynda C. Larrick's fiancé Dr. David Brown.He is also survived by two granddaughters Mrs. Robert Holcombe (Camielle L.) (Romeoville, Illinois) and Carleigh G. Larrick (Chico, California), as well as two great-grandsons Elijah J. Holcombe and James I. Holcombe (Romeoville, Illinois) Mr. Larrick is preceded in death by a grandson, Jordan G. Larrick.He is further survived by his nephew Kenneth H. Larrick (Blanchester, Ohio), eight other nephews, and one niece.Carl Ausburn Richard Larrick was the last survivor of Clifford and Lavona Larrick's eleven children.Mr. Larrick was employed by Cincinnati Milacron in Oakley for 27 years. During his 24 years of employment at the National Bank and Trust in Wilmington, he was the recipient of the company's National Champion and Excellence awards.Mr. Larrick was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School in Midland, Ohio where he was a star basketball player.He pitched and played shortstop in the Southwest Ohio League. and was scouted by the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.Mr. Larrick coached youth baseball in Clarksville, Ohio.As a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Blanchester, Mr. Larrick served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and church bus driver. He also played for and coached the First Baptist Men's softball team, the women's softball team, and the men's basketball team.A graveside service will be held at noon Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Westboro IOOF Cemetery followed by a 1:00 pm memorial service at First Baptist Church Blanchester. All are welcome at both services.In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted by First Baptist Church Blanchester and Ohio Living Hospice.

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Peyton Davidson Reed, Jr.

Apr 25, 1943 - Feb 18, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Peyton Davidson Reed, Jr., age 80, of Wilmington, passed away Sunday February 18, 2024 at Ohio Living Cape May. Peyton was born April 25, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of the late Reverend Peyton D. and Mary Anne (Coughlin) Reed. He had served his Country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and later was self-employed in the information technology field as a computer systems engineer. Peyton was involved in several organizations through the years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49 of Wilmington, the Catholic War Veterans, the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild, as well as, being a member of the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington. He was married November 26, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to his loving wife, Mary Louise (Brown) Reed who survives. Also surviving are his children, Peter (Denise) Reed and Karen (James) Oehler; grandchildren, Jonah and Emma Reed; and sister, Margaret (Frank) Jones. In addition to his parents, Peyton is preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Voss. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Wilmington. Father Bernard Wedishofer will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow immediately at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, with military honors being accorded by the American Legion Post #49 of Wilmington. Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 21, 2024 at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Peyton's honor may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul c/o Saint Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or to St. Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, Indiana 47577. Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington, is assisting the family. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit the website www.arehart-brown.com or see our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of Peyton Davidson Reed, Jr., please

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Eloise Lynch Sabin

Sep 10, 1926 - Feb 18, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Eloise Lynch Sabin, age 97, of Wilmington, Ohio passed on Sunday morning, February 18, 2024 Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Sabin. They loved and supported each other on their farm until Gordon's passing in 2011. After her mother's early death, Eloise and her brother Donald Lynch were raised by their grandparents, G.W. & Addie Hewitt. Eloise was always grateful for the care and guidance provided by Addie and G.W. Eloise's brother, Donald, preceded her in death; and, was mourned by Eloise for the remainder of her life. Eloise belonged to the Eastern Star. She was an accomplished pianist and bridge player. Eloise was also an avid reader. She enjoyed working at the Wilmington Public Library. Eloise was active in various activities including serving as leader of 4-H clubs. She attended Dover Friends Meeting House and also taught summer Bible camp. Eloise later became a member of the Wilmington Methodist Church. Her family-oriented specialties were providing after-school home-baked cookies for her children. She managed to find time for frequent walks through the woods during which she identified wildflowers for her daughters and son. Eloise tragically lost both her son, Gary Sabin, age 25 and grandson, David Brann, age 32. She is survived by daughters Jennifer Sabin of South Carolina and Rebecca Sabin of Maineville, Ohio, as well as two grandsons, Erik and Gregory both of Ohio. Eloise is also survived by various Lynch, Hewitt, and Sabin family members. As per her wishes, a private memorial service will be held for close family members. Burial will be at Sugar Grove Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, son, and grandson. Donations may be made to FOL (Friends of the Library), Wilmington Public Library, 268 North South Street, 45177. To to the family or in memory of Eloise (Lynch) Sabin, please

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Martha Elizabeth Howard Parcells

Apr 07, 1923 - Feb 04, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Martha Elizabeth Howard Parcells was born on April 7th, 1923 in Irvine, Ky to McVey and Lina Howard, the 3rd of 7 children and passed away at 10 Wilmington Place on February 4, 2024. She met her husband, Donald Leroy, while working in Dayton, OH and they were married July 5, 1947. They had celebrated 67 years of marriage when Don passed away in 2014. Martha worked for many years as an accountant for William Gans, CPA. Friends and family celebrated Martha’s 100th birthday on April 7th, 2023. Those of us who remain will miss her greatly: a brother, William Howard and his wife, Alberta of Berea, Ky; two sons: David C (Kathy) of Kettering and William D. (Monika) of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren: Jeremy (Cari) Parcells of Arlington, TX, Michael (Heidi) of Ostrander, OH, Susan (Tyler) Doerman of Beavercreek, Karina Parcells of Dallas, TX, and Ruby Parcells of Atlanta, GA. Martha also was blessed with six great-grandchildren: Hudson and Ronan, Miles, Maiya and Elise, and Audrey. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at 10 Wilmington Place who took excellent care of Martha and really loved her. We also wish to thank Hospice of Dayton who more recently was involved with her care and helped smooth the transition from this life to the next, which we believe is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Internment will be private for family members only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 10 Wilmington Place Memory Care, or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

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Dakota Colton Manor

Died : Jan 26, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Dakota Colton Manor, age 24, of Martinsville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Friday January 26, 2024. Service details and full obituary will be forthcoming. Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington, is assisting the family. To to the family or in memory of Dakota Colton Manor, please

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Jeanne B. Staten

Apr 18, 1938 - Jan 23, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Jeanne B. Staten, age 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 23, 2024, at her home in Wilmington, Ohio. Jeanne was born April 18, 1938, to Charley and Zola Mae (Hall) Barnes in Hillsboro, Ohio. She was a devout Christian and was saved on February 6, 1972. Most recently she called Calvary Bible Baptist in Marion, Ohio her home church. In high school at Lynchburg, Ohio, she was a cheerleader and also played the baritone horn in the marching band. Jeanne loved tending to her garden and canned the vegetables she grew. She loved boating and water skiing, spending lots of time on the water with her favorite spot being Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. Jeanne loved playing cards with her children and grandchildren. Her favorites being Euchre and Uno. She also enjoyed playing Canasta and Bridge with her friends. She always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger, she was always joking around and laughing as she always believed laughter was the best medicine. Most of all, she loved to cook for all her family and friends, and they loved the meals she prepared. She loved to sing and participated in the church choir and also sang with the "Sweet Adelines" in both Ohio and Maryland. Jeanne had retired from Lennox Industries in Columbus, Ohio, in 1996. She is survived by her six children, Nial Wilkin of Grove City, Ohio, Jeralynn Wilkin of Lady Lake, Florida, Michael (Melody) Wilkin of Lynchburg, Ohio, Mark (Carrie) Wilkin of Lynchburg, Ohio, Scott Wilkin of Lynchburg, Ohio, and Dodi (Eric) Wright of Palmetto, Florida; sisters, Louise Weller of Valley Park, Missouri and Maxine (Maurice) Shady of Greenville, North Carolina; brother, Arthur Lee White of Bakersfield, California; 15 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her mom and dad along with her beloved husband of 27 years, David Staten; and three sisters, Cristine Shea, Ida Allbright and Chloe Garrison. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington. Burial will follow at Roads Cemetery in Rainsboro, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to her favorite charity: Saint Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington, is assisting the family. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.arehart-brown.com, or our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of Jeanne B. (Barnes) Staten, please

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Paul Edward "Eddy" Russell

Jun 11, 1944 - Jan 26, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Paul Edward "Eddy" Russell, Age 79, of Wilmngton, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 at home after a lengthy illness.He was born June 11, 1944 in Morrow, Ohio, son of the late Roy Herman & Goldie Ellen (Wooddell) Russell. A 1962 Clarksville High School Graduate, Eddy had worked for Technicolor in Wilmington for many years and before that had worked at Frisch's in Wilmington. He was a member of the First Church of God in Wilmington.Surviving are his sisters- Betty (Dowell) Flynn of Martinsville, OH, & Vicky (Lynn) Harperee of Midland, OH. and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Eddy was preceded in death by his sisters- Mary Shelton, Karen Russell, Georgia Carlene Garrison & Frances Jean LeForge; & niece- Valerie Kiger.Graveside Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Truesdell Street with Pastor Mike Polston officiating. Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Wilmington, is assisting the family.Contributions in Eddy's memory may be made to the Daystar First Church of God, 402 East Center Street, Blanchester, Ohio 45107. To sign the online guest book, go to edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Gerald LeForge

Jul 31, 1949 - Jan 23, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

Gerald "Jerry" LeForge, passed on January 23, 2024, at Clinton Memorial Hospital. Surrounded by his loving family and two best friends, John Arvai and Paul Butler. Jerry leaves behind a legacy of cherished memories. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandpa and a loyal friend. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy LeForge, his son Kevin LeForge (Brandi), and his grandchildren, Hillary and Landen LeForge. He is also survived by his sister Mary Lener (Robert) of North Carolina and brother Larry LeForge. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son Jason. Jerry was born July 31, 1949, to Kathryn and Everrette LeForge of Wilmington. He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Daugherty, in 1968. In service to his Country, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving honorably from 1968 to 1972 aboard the USS Kearsatge and USS Enterprise. Jerry was a proud Vietnam Veteran, deeply devoted to his country. Jerry's greatest joy in life came from his two sons, Jason and Kevin LeForge. He retired from Lebanon Correctional Institution in 2005, having dedicated many years of service. However, his true pride and joy came in 2005 and 2006 with the arrival of his grandchildren, Hillary and Landen. He loved them fiercely and cherished every moment spent with them. Music was a passion that resonated throughout Jerry's life. From 1980 to 2000, he DJ'd various events on the side, sharing his love for all genres. He enjoyed going to the Indy 500 with friends through the years and watching the Bengals. Cooking, gardening, boating, and reading were among his other hobbies. Jerry continued to serve his country in a unique capacity through his involvement with the Wilmington Veterans Post 49, American Legion. He served as Commander from 2008 to 2010 as well Commander of the 4th District 2012-2013 and as Asst. Sgt. at Arms for the Department of Ohio, American Legion. Jerry was also a Lifetime Member of THE VFW Post 6710. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 49. 140 E Locust St. Wilmington. A Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 p.m., where friends and family can gather to honor and remember Jerry's remarkable life. To to the family or in memory of Gerald "Jerry" LeForge, please

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William Ward Allen

Dec 26, 1970 - Jan 24, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

William Ward Allen, age 53, of Sabina, passed away Wednesday January 24, 2024 at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington. William was born December 26, 1970 in Hillsboro, Ohio the son of Ward and Doris (Fite) Allen. He was a happy-go-lucky type of person that didn't know a stranger. William loved to laugh and to make others laugh as well. He enjoyed working on old cars with his son Logan and loved his family very much. He had a special relationship with his grandson Adam and enjoyed his pet cats very much. Surviving are his three sons, Dillon Allen of Missouri, Logan Allen of Sabina and Glen Allen of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Adam Lucas Allen and Melody Faith Allen; sister, Sandy (Kenny) Cunningham of Lynchburg; nephew, Richard Cunningham; nieces, Kathy (Richard) Doss and Roxann (Josh) McClain; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ward Allen. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday January 31, 2024 at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Burial in Port William Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington, is assisting the family. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.arehart-brown.com, or see our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of William Ward Allen, please

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John Henry Sewell

Apr 07, 1941 - Jan 21, 2024

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Wilmington, OH

John Henry Sewell, age 82, of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Ohio Living Cape May. John was born April 7, 1941, in Wilmington, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Aaron and Elinor (Carson) Sewell. He absolutely loved being on the family farm in Clarksville. John was mechanically gifted and could work on just about anything. While tending to the farm he also enjoyed making maple syrup. He had retired after many years at Sewell Motor Express, and he had worked at the Wilmington News Journal for a short time. John grew up in the Ogden area where he developed a passion for drag racing which led to traveling to many places and developing many friendships throughout the years. He was a proud graduate and basketball player at Adams High School. Above all, John loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren who affectionately called him "Poncoose". He is survived by his two sons, John Sewell II of Port William and Greg (Bukki) Sewell of Columbus; grandchildren, Katy Sewell, Joseph Sewell, Anthony Sewell, Logan (Danielle) Crady and Emily Crady; brothers, Earl Dean Sewell and Jerry (Pat) Sewell; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Sewell Crady; brothers, Aaron Joe and Fred Sewell; and an uncle, Joseph Carson. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2024, at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Springfield Friends Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington, is assisting the family. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.arehart-brown.com, or see our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of John Henry Sewell, please

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