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 The following obituaries are from the files of various Gallia County Newspapers and other publications. They are listed below in alphabetical order of the surname.

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Can    

Car-Cav   Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew 

F-Fo   Fr-Fu   G-Gl   Go-Gu  H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh  

Jol-Ju   K   L-Law   Lay-Lev   Lew-Ly   M-Mau   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit      

Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich   Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru  

  S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor   Stou-Sy   T-Thom      

Thor-Ty   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilk   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Yates, Eve

     Eve Yates, wife of Joseph Yates, Esq., was born in Decatur township, Lawrence county, Ohio, in the year 1818, and was married to the above named Joseph Yates, on the 20th of October 1836, and moved to Wayne county, Illinois, in 1855. She was the affectionate mother of 12 children, 9 sons and 3 daughters, 9 of whom are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate mother.
     She was united with the Bloom Baptist Church, Scioto county, Ohio, in 1842. She lived as she died, a faithful christian. On the 12th day of December, 1862, she departed this life, after a short illness of ten days, of winter fever, and she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, and without a struggle or a groan, her spirit returned to God who gave it. She left a son of 17 months old, and a large circle of children to mourn with a large circle of friends, as she was highly esteemed by all who formed an acquaintance with her.
     It can truly be said of her, "my time has passed, and I at last called from children, home." Her funeral was preached by Rev. William Harris, a Baptist minister, from the words, "The sting of death is sin, and the sting of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1st Corinthians, 15th Chapter, and 56th and 57th verses. "And I heard a voice from Heaven, saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, from henceforth; yea saith the spirit, they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." Joseph Yates

The Gallipolis Journal
January 8, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Yeauger, Adeline [Reynolds]

Mother of C.M. Yeauger Pases at Cheshire Home
     Mrs. S.O. Yeauger, mother of C.M. Yeauger, of this city, passed away Friday night at her home near Cheshire. Mrs. Yeauger had been in poor health for some time but became seriously ill only three days ago She was about 60 years of age and the mother of ten children, nine of whom survive. The oldest and youngest are sons with seven daughters in between. Before her marriage she was Adeline Reynolds and lived in this county all her life. She is also survived by her husband.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Clark, in Middleport and burial will be in gravel Hill Cemetery.

[Note: gravestone--1867-1929...death certificate: born Sept. 1867; died July 26, 1929....age 61 years 10 months of age. Parents: William Reynolds and Lucinda Davidson]

Gallipolis Paper
July 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Yeauger, Bruce

     CHESHIRE - Bruce Yeauger, 79, of Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Friday morning at Holzer Medical Center. He was born in Gallia County on September 2, 1908, son of the late Samuel O. and Adeline Yeauger.
     A self-employed businessman, he was preceded in death by one brother and six sisters. Survivors include his wife Kathryn; two daughters, Joyce Raban of Dunedin, Fla., and Janice Crouse of Gallipolis; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Ward of Columbus and Mina Raub of Corning; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport. The Rev. Stewart Jamison and the Rev. Ralph Trout will officiate. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.
Friends may call the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
July 31, 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley

Yeauger, Mary F.

     Mary Frances Yeauger, 78, Route 2, Cheshire, died Sunday at her residence. A homemaker, Mrs. Yeauger was born April 21, 1908, in Gallia County, a daughter of the late Charles and Ella Harrison Neal.
     Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Carolyn Yeauger, Gallipolis; a daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Bill Mayo, North Miami Beach, Fla., 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Max Yeauger; a brother, Charles Neal, and a sister, Alice Fisher.
     Mrs. Yeauger was a member of the Hobson Church of Christ in Christian Union.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hobson Church of Christ in Christian Union with Rev. Okey Cart and Rev. Theron Durham officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the Ewing Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 24, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page

Yeauger, Max

     Max Yeauger, 79, Cheshire, died Saturday in Lee General Hospital, Pennington Gap, Va. Born April 3, 1903, at Cheshire, he was the son of the late Mote and Ruby Cohen Yeauger, he was a retired coal miner.
     He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Viola Dacey Yeauger, a son, daughter and brother.
Surviving is his wife, Frances Neal Yeauger; a son, Lawrence of Cheshire; and three daughters, Thelma Mayo of Miami Fla., Debbie Collins and Neda, both of Pennington Gap.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, with the Rev. O.H. Cart officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, near Cheshire, Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3:30-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley

Yeauger, Perry

     Mr. Perry Yeauger, son of Benjamin and Mahala Yeauger, was born July 27, 1850, and departed this life June 30, 1920, aged 69 years, 11 months and 3 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Rife, Sept. 7, 1871, who survives him. To this union 5 children were born, one daughter, Miss Phena Yeauger, at home and four sons, George, Edward, Nide and Park, all of whom survive him except his son Nide who preceded his father 18 months ago. He leaves four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
     He united with the First Freewill Baptist Church at Kyger March 27, 1874. He has been heard at different times during his last illness praying and singing to his Maker to have mercy on him as he peacefully passed-away. The funeral services were conducted July 2 by Rev. Y. H. E. Reed of Cheshire, interment at the Gravel Hill cemetery.

We miss thee from our home dear father,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of they face.

We miss thy kind and willing hands,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.

Farewell, dear father, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain,
Farewell, till we meet in some happy place
We shall behold thy face again.

'Tis ours to miss thee all our years
And tender memories of thee to keep,
Thine in the Lord to rest so, for
He giveth his beloved sleep.

The Gallia Times
July 29, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page

Yester, Joseph

Joseph Yester Dead
     Mr. Joseph Yester, aged 61, residing on what was formerly the Jack Shepard homestead just below the city, passed away Monday from tuberculosis of the throat. Mr. Yester was a native of this state but resided for many years in West Virginia. Three daughters, two sons and many friends regret his taking away.

Gallia Times
Apr. 1, 1914
Transcribed by J. Farley

Yoho, Emma

Funeral of Mrs. Arthur Yoho
     The funeral services of Mrs. Yoho will be held at the resident of her mother, Mrs. Nettie Thomas, 529 Fourth Avenue, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. J.R. Fields. Burial at Pine Street by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: born 1872; died 1925. Married April 8, 1903]

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 14, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Yost, Caroline C.

Death of Mrs. Yost
     Mrs. Caroline C. Yost, wife of the late George Yost and mother of Mrs. Dr. J. B. McClellan, of Bellaire, died Friday morning, and Hayward & Son will have charge of the interment. The remains accompanied by friends will arrive here Monday noon and will be taken, accompanied by friends, direct to Mount Hill cemetery, Rev. A. H. Beavin holding service at the cemetery.  She was about 75 years old and died of infirmities of old age.  She was an eminently refined good lady. The children are all dead but Mrs. McClellan, but the family lived here for a long time and was much thought of. Mr. Yost was engaged in the sawmill and timber business but was not prosperous and the family scattered off. There were three sons al buried here we think.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday March 7, 1903
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Young, Charles Guy

     GALLIPOLIS - Charles Guy Young, 54, Bidwell Route 2, prominent Gallia County dairy farmer, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. Saturday at his home on Route 554, one mile north of Rio Grande. Born in Bertha, W. Va., he was the son of the late Walter and Ollie Blankenship Young.  He came to Gallia County in 1943. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Bertha, W. Va., and the Gallia County Farm Bureau.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Lottie Smith; a son, Darrell and a daughter, Judy; and two sisters, Mrs. Opie Honaker, Hinton, W. Va., and Mrs. Lionel Sizemore, Huntington, W. Va.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Vernon McCoy funeral home at Vinton by the Rev. T. J. Butcher. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 14, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Eva J.

     GALLIPOLIS - Eva Josephine Young, 70, Gallipolis, died Friday, March 22, 1996 at her residence. Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine DelCarlo Pierotti, she was the former owner of Eva’s Beauty Shop in Gallipolis.
     A 1944 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, she remained active in the alumni association of the school. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, and active with the Breast Cancer Support Group at Holzer Medical Center.
     Surviving are her husband, Robert Lee Young, whom she married June 17, 1946; three daughters, Brenda (Nick) Esposito of Western Springs, Ill., Joyce (Hugh) Carmichael of Park Ridge, Ill., and Janet (Stephen) Moore of Marblehead, Mass.; five grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Esther Pierotti of Gallipolis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Hugo, Frank, and Vince Pierotti; and a nephew, Frank Pierotti.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis Catholic Church, with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Monday. Prayer services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Louis Church, 85 State St., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 24, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Floyd Jacob

Floyd Jacob Young Dead
     Floyd Jacob Young died Tuesday at his home on Brandstetter Heights at the age of seventy four. In addition to his wife, five sons and two daughters survive: C. F. of Richwood, W. Va., J. D. and Van of Malden, W. Va., Robert, of Fostoria, R. R. , this city, Mrs. Maggie Smith of Clendenin, W. Va., and Mrs. Mattie Johnston, Bastrop, La. Funeral will be held at his late home Saturday at 10 a.m. and burial in Mound Hill in charge of A. E. Tope.

[Note: 7/2/1853 – 11/1/1927; Age 74 yrs. 8 mos. 24 das. He was the son of J. A. & Julia Garry Young. He was married to Virginia Belle Samples Young.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 2, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Hazel Vivian

Hazel Young Dies; Rites Saturday P.M.
     Hazel Vivian Young, who would have been 22 years old on Aug. 31, died Wednesday morning at 10:45 o’clock after a long illness. She was the youngest daughter of Anderson Young and the late Mrs. Minnie Young. She was born in this city and spent her entire life here. In addition to the father, she leaves a brother, Frank Young, and two sisters, Julia and Nora Young.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. M. Story Saturday at 1 p.m. at Paint Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 17, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Morris

     Morris E. Young, 74, of 935 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died around 4 p. m. Sunday at his home following a self-inflicted gun wound. Mr. Young had been in failing health several months. He was a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute.
     He was born Jan. 14, 1900 in Charleston, W. Va. He was reared by his grandmother, Mrs. Martha Young, Bidwell. He married Lille Dotson. She preceded him in death. The following step-children survive: Arthur Davis, Gallipolis; Mrs. Blanche Scott, Mrs. Anna Mae Office, and Mrs. Sarah Katherine Lay, all of Columbus; Mrs. Nellie Young, Gallipolis, and Clint Davis, Gallipolis. Thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive.
     Mr. Young attended New Hope Church in Bidwell. Funeral services will be held 1 p. m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Elbert McGhee officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 4, 1974

Name Pallbearers
     Pallbearers for today’s funeral services of Morris Young were announced today by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. They were: Harry Scott, Joe Jackson, Harold Payne, Forest Payne, John Rippey, and Wendell Harris.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 6, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Peter

Peter Young Killed
     Peter YOung, colored, aged about 55 years, and a well known former resident of Bidwell,this county, met death Saturday noon at Charleston by falling down an elevator shaft.
Young was engaged at his trade as plasterer at the capitol building and was endeavoring to operate the freight elevator when he lost his balance and fell to the bottom of the shaft three stories below where he was standing. He was killed instantly.
     Young will be well remembered in Gallia County. At one time he was in the ministry, and at all times he was a jovial fellow who made friends rapidly.

Gallia Times
Feb. 11, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Young, Samuel

Death of Samuel Young
     Mr. Sam Young, a well known character of this city, once store keeper and saloonist, living on Neil Avenue with his son Frank died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1909, near noon, of dropsy, heart trouble and asthma, and complications of one kind and another. We have not got his age, but he must have been nearly 80 years old. He had been married twice and left two sons by his first wife and two we believe, by his second wife. Sam was pretty popular at one time, jolly and good hearted, trusted too much to his friends or he might have been well off. His funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. Burial by Hayward & Son at Pine Street cemetery.

[Note: Tombstone gives age as 62 years.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 16, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Young, Samuel John, Jr.

Man Found Dead In Niece’s Home
     Samuel John Young, Jr., 70, was found dead at 8:30 p. m. on Thursday at the residence of his niece, Mrs. Julia Williams, 843 Third Ave. where he made his home. Dr. Paul C. Foster, Gallia County coroner attributed the death to natural causes (heart ailment and cancer).
     A longtime employee of Gallipolis Furniture factories, the decedent had a leg amputation about 10 years ago.
     Final services from Miller’s Home for Funerals pend the arrival of his son from a previous marriage—Morris Young, Parkersburg, W. Va. Samuel John Young, Jr., father and the former Miss Emily was the son of a Mason County Smith, Gallipolis.
     He is survived by a brother, Anderson Young, Gallipolis, and three half-brothers, Harry, Simon S. and Verge Young, Columbus.
     Burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: 5/28/1877 – 3/18/1948; Age 70 yrs. 9 mos. 20 das. He was the son of Samuel John and Emily Smith Young.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 19, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Young, Virginia Belle [Samples]

Mrs. Young, 79, Br. Heights, Passes Away
     Mrs. Virginia Belle Young, aged 79, died at 6:15 last night at her home on Brandstetter Heights, after a year’s illness. She had been bedfast for some weeks.
     Mrs. Young was the widow of Floyd J. Young, who died about 10 years ago, and their home was formerly known as the LaBlanc place. She was a native of West Virginia and her 79th birthday was on May 27, last. She was a daughter of _______ and Polly Samples.
     Five sons and two daughters survive her: C. F. Young, Richwood, W. Va., J. D. and V. G. Young, Malden, W. Va.; Russell R., who lives just back of his mother’s home; R. J. Young, Fostoria; Mrs. R. B. Smith, Clendenin, W. Va., and Mrs. Mattie Johnson, Bastrop, La. There are two brothers and two sisters: Mack and Joe Samples, Linden, W. Va.; Mrs. Mollie Rigsby, LaFrank, W. Va., and Mrs. Lola Sowards, Akron.
     Mrs. Young was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but a granddaughter said this morning burial would be made in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: 5/27/1857 – 10/24/1936; She was the daughter of Robert Samples.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 24, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Younger, Alice Almeda [Rupe]

Mrs. Younger Dies, Services Tuesday
     Mrs. Alice Almeda Younger, known to all her friends as “Meday”, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1821 Chatham Ave. and funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ in Christ Union. A Rev. Mr. Mooney will officiate, and burial will be made by George J. Wetherholt and Sons in Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mrs. Younger, born April 17, 1883, in Cheshire Twp. to James and Ella Flint Root, [sic] Rupe, was the widow of Charles Younger, a Civil War veteran.
     Surviving are six daughters and a son, Elizabeth Marks, Cleveland; Alta Queen, Gallipolis; Aline Queen, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Frances Queen, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Virginia Webster, Joliet Ill.; Charles Younger, Columbus; and Dorothy Bush, Gallipolis.

[Note: April 17, 1883 – Sept. 11, 1948; Age 65 yrs. 5 mos. 24 das. She was the daughter of James & Ella (Ellen) Flint Rupe.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 13, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron