2011-06-16 / Obituaries

In Memory


In loving memory of James Warren (J.W.) Bishop, 8-11-1976 – 6-21-2003:

Eight years have passed since you were called away.

How well we remember that sad and dreary day

We often sit and think of you. To think how quickly you left.

To know you could not say goodbye, before you closed your eyes.

God gave us strength to bear it and courage to meet the blow.

But what it meant to lose you, the world will never know.

If all the world were ours to give, we would give it and more, to see your face, dear son, come shining through the door.

Forever in our hearts

Dad and Mom


In loving memory of Ross DeShong on Father’s Day. He was the best! God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagles flight, The joy of a morning in spring The faith of a mustard seed The peace of eternity The depth of a family need Then God combined these qualities When there was nothing more to add He knew his masterpiece was complete And so He called it ... Dad

Greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren


In memory of John H. Eader Sr., who passed away June 19, 2010. Happy Father’s Day, Dad.

“In Heaven This Year”


It’s been one long year since you’ve been gone. We miss all those things you said we would miss. Like “Sissy, I need you” or “Mom, give me a piece of that,” “Those kids are eating my Pringles” and “ Davey, where’s my ice cream?” “You all know I don’t have sugar.” “Penny, give me that cinnamon roll.” But God saw you getting tired, He closed His arms around you and took you home.

In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free of pain, we couldn’t wish you back again. So Jesus keep your arms around him and give him special care, for he’s our dad and we love him so dearly.

Miss and love you very much

Your wife

Children and their families


In loving memory of Gladys Ford, who passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven on June 27, 2007. Our confidence in knowing that we will see you again is expressed in this verse that you composed:

“The True Treasure”

Earthly treasures may lure us, From the path of right to wrong, But the Bible has a warning That when tempted, we must be strong. Are you laying up treasures in heaven Or counting all that money you save? Are you being selfish and greedy? Well, you can’t take cash to the grave! Heaven’s treasures are everlasting While the things of earth will pass away Earth’s riches are but Mammon They will mold away, rust and decay. Thieves may break in and steal them They could even cost your life There is no joy in possessions They can cause you worry and strife. We know of the lily’s beauty Daily we see the sparrow’s flight Be not anxious about tomorrow Heaven’s joys lie within our sight. Look upward! Don’t you see them? The streets of gold, the mansion fair? Jeweled walls and gates – the angels singing? Our lost loved ones –

Jesus waiting there!


In memory of Orlyn Norma Hess Jr., who died 40 years ago on June 19, 1971, and whose birthday was August 30, 1953: Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal.

Miss you and think of you


Mom Virginia Hess


To my Dad, Melvin Powell on Father’s Day:

You were a Dad that could be counted on

You were a Dad that was always there

You were a Dad that loved his family and friends

You were a Dad that really cared

You were a Dad with so much pride

You were a Dad with so much love to give

You were a Dad with so much patience

You were a Dad who loved to live

Now you have passed on and sadly missed

But you are forever in my heart

You are not forgotten and never will be

We will never be apart

So, on this Father’s Day I want to say

I love you, Dad, always and forever

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Your loving daughter



In loving memory of Matt Weller, June 20, 1993 - September 27, 2010:

Don’t think of him as gone away

His journey’s just begun,

Life holds so many facets

This earth is only one

Just think of him as resting

From the sorrows and the tears

In a place of warmth and comfort

Where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing

That we could know today

How nothing but our sadness

Can really pass away.

And think of him as living

In the hearts of those he touched

For nothing loved is ever lost

And he was loved so much.

Happy birthday, Matt

We miss you every second of every day

We love you

Mom, Dad,


Faron, Dillon,

Uncle Merle and

Uncle Randy, and many more friends and family

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