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Everett E. Potts

Everett E. Potts, age 73, 4452 Phares Street, Greenville, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Brethren Home Medical Center.

He was born August 29, 1924, in Franklin County to Francis Everett and Edith Smullen Potts, both of whom preceded him in death.

He served as assistant superintendent and as superintendent of the Greenville City School from 1969 to 1989.

He was superintendent of the East Gibson Schools in OaklandCity from 1989 to 1992 and was an adjunct professor at Oakland CityUniversity from 1993 to 1996.

He retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of serviceseeing action in World War II, Korea and Cuban Crisis.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Laurel Masonic Lodge, Antioch Temple Dayton Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Dayton, American Legion of Oakland City, Ohio and Indiana Retired Teachers Associations, and Reserve Officers Association of the United States.

Survivors include his wife, Rhea S. Bright Potts, whom he marriedJune 15, 1966; a son, Craig A. Potts of Mason, Ohio; four daughters,Sheryll Hughes of Williamsburg, Virginia, Deborah Enghaus ofColorado Springs, Colorado, Terri Brooks of Cincinnati and KarenSmith of Connersville; a stepson, James Liming of Fountain Valley,California; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Marion and Paul Potts; and two sisters, Harriet Dowell and Betty Hedrick.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family along with a Masonic memorial service in the Zechar Bailey Funeral HomeGreenville, Ohio. The Rev. Duane Smith will officiate. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hall Restoration Fund.

Amy Jones

Amy 0. Jones, age 92, formerly of Todd Road, died Thursday, December 18, 1997, at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford. She was born in Franklin County on September 2,1905, to Joseph and Harriett George Willey.

The 1923 graduate of Whitewater High School in Franklin County attended the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and the Hamilton Business College.

On December 31, 1930, she married Irvin E. Jones, and they farmed near Mt. Carmel until 1936 when they moved to Oxford.

She was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and a 40 year member of the Butler County Farm Bureau. She sold produce at the Hamilton Farmers' Market on Courthouse Square for 42 years, missing only two Saturdays. An avid gardener, she loved flowers.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan Clark of Somerville and Shirley Black of Hamilton; three sons, Lewis of Eaton, and Dwight and John, both of Oxford; 21 grandchildren; a 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Ariel Clawson of Oxford; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 1, 1971; and a brother, AaronWilley.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 22, at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford with burial in the Darrtown Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McCullough-Hyde Hospital orWoodland Country Manor Nursing Home in Somerville.

MacKenize C. Burger

Mackenize Cheyenne Burger, daughter of Angela Marie Burger, of 2156 Highland Center Road, Brookville, was stillborn on Thursday, December 25, at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville.

She is survived by her mother; her grandparents, Ronald and Brenda Burger of Brookville; her great-grandparents, Clyde and Viola Spangler of Amelia, Ohio; one aunt, Jennifer Burger of Brookville; and one uncle, Greggory Burger of Brookville.

Private services were held Monday, December 29 at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, followed by burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Pastor Tom James presided.

Constance T. Metz

Constance T. "Connie" Metz, 64 years old, of Connersville, died Monday, December 22, at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville.

Mrs. Metz, daughter of the late Nicholas and Matilda (Zillebuchler), was the school nurse for 25 years with the Fayette County School Corporation.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Metz of Florida; one son,Terrance Metz of Illinois; two sisters, Sister Mary Luke Prickel,O.S.F. and Marcia Werner, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and two brothers,Jerome "Bud" Prickel and Mark Prickel, both of Batesville.

Constance has donated her body to the Anatomical Department of the University of Cincinnati Hospital. A memorial mass was held Monday, December 29, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Morris, with Msgr. Bernard Schmitz officiating. Another memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Connersville, with Father Stanley Herber officiating. Her family requests memorial donations be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Convent in Oldenburg or to the Gibault School for Boys. They may be sent to St. Gabriel Church, 232 West 9th Street, Connersville, Indiana 47331 or to Weigel Funeral Home, 200 South Walnut Street, P.O. Box 36, Batesvilie, Indiana 47006, c/o of the family. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville assisted with arrangements.

Carl Banks, Sr.

Carl Banks, Sr., 9071 Red School Road, Laurel, passed away Saturday, December 27, at 6:45 am., at his home. He was 85 years old.

He was born to James and Ellen (Chandler) Banks on June 4, 1912, in Owsley County, Kentucky. He had lived in the Laurel area since 1953 and retired in 1968 from Connersville Philco-Ford as a high-low driver following 20 years there. Mr. Banks was a World War II Army veteran. He and the former Betty Jane Clem were married on November 4, 1935, and she survives.

Others surviving are five sons, Troy Banks and Willie Banks, both of Connersville, Carl Banks, Jr. and George Banks, both of Laurel, and Billy Banks of Greensburg; six daughters, Mrs. Red (Dovie) Jackson of Warren, Michigan, Mrs. George (Frances) Kuechler and Mrs. Charles (Deborah) Kaster, both of Connersville, Mrs. Wilbur (Minnie) Grizzell of Laurel, Mrs. Evelyn, Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Arlis (Alma) Baker of Connersville; two brothers, Charles Banks of Owsley County, Kentucky and Bass Banks of Addison, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Smith of Clay County, Kentucky, Dorothy Banks and Mrs. Minnie Popperwell, both of Cincinnati, Ohio: 36 grandehildren and several great-grandchildren.

One brother, two sisters and one daughter preceded Mr. Banks in death.

Services tor Mr. Banks will begin at 1 p.m Tuesday, December 30,at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Laurel. Interment will follow in Stipps Hill Cemetery, located in Franklin County.

Leonard E. Jackson

Leonard E. Jackson, 904 East 11th Street, Rushville, died at 7:40a.m. Tuesday, December 23, atFlatrock River, Lodge, Rushville. He was 88 years old.

He was born in Decatur County, on September 23, 1909, the son of Alden and Mary (Abrams) Jackson. He lived his entire life in Franklin and Rush Counties. Mr. Jackson was a 1930 graduate of Mays High School. He was a member of Plum Creek Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge in Carthage and the Carthage Lions Club. He was a retired Rush County farmer. He and the former Ruth L. Reddick were united in marriage on November 29, 1933, and she survives>

Other survivors include one son, Paul E. Jackson of Wabash; one daughter, Mrs. Victor (Maryln) Kerlin of Indianapolis; one sister, Ruth Jane Heller of Elk Rapids, Michigan; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Services for Mr. Jackson were held Saturday, December 27, at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Rushville, with the Rev. Kenneth Bates officiating. Burial followed in the Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to the Plum Creek Christian Church, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Sister Jane Frances Martin, O.S.F.

Sister Jane Frances Martin, O.S.F., age 78, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, died at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday, December 26.

She was born in Cynthiana on August 24, 1919, the daughter of Edward John and Amelia Emma (Miller) Martin. She entered the convent on October 1, 1938 and made final vows on August 12, 1944. Sister Jane Frances was a home economics teacher at several schools in Ohio and Indiana, including I.C.A. of Oldenburg. In 1979, she became the originator and teacher of the ceramics department at Oldenburg.

Surviving are one brother, William Martin of Evansville, and many nieces and nephews.

One sister, Mary Catherine Scheller, preceded her in death.

Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, December 29, at the Sisters of St Francis Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Father Raymar Middendof was the officiant. Burial followed in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.

Floyd G. Story

Floyd Graydon Story, of 428 West Fifth. Street, Connersville, died Saturday, December 27, near Brookville. He was 45 years old.

Born in Everton, on February 6, 1952, he was the son of Clarence I. and Helen Elizabeth (Bunri) Story. Mr. Story was an employee of Carpenter Industry in Richmond.

He is survived by two sons, Daniel Eugene Story and Floyd 0. Story, Jr., both of Richmond; one daughter Christine Story of Richmond; two brothers, Clarence I. Story, Jr. of Connersville and Donald E. Story of Centerville; and one sister, Darlene Pearl Story of Connersville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harvey Story.

The funeral will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, at Cook Funeral Home. Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

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